Speaker Yidi Wu
Summary A secret  Khrushchev speech in 1956 that exposured Stalin’s cult of personality caused Chinese students to start questioning their own political system and Mao’s cult of personality. This resulted in a number of actions taken by Mao, like the Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom.  Ultimately,  the students were then labelled as rightists .  Ms. Wu also gave personal stories on what she encountered when she went back to China last year to interview the student activists.
Keywords Mao, Khruschev, student activism, personal story
Publish Date August 4, 2015
Source Speech given at 1990 Institute Teachers Workshop on “Modern China Through the Lens of Social Change and Reform”, August 3-4, 2015, at San Mateo County Office of Education, Redwood City, CA.
Speaker Bio  Yidi Wu Bio

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