Son of the Revolution – Dongping Han on growing up during China’s Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. China Rising Radio Sinoland 20161110





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By Jeff J. Brown

Pictured above: cover of Dongping Han’s latest book.



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It is a great honor for Jeff J. Brown and China Rising Radio Sinoland to interview fellow author Dr. Dongping Han, who wrote The Unknown Cultural Revolution – Life and Change in a Chinese Village (2009) and

Born in 1955 rural Shandong, China, Confucius’ home province, he experienced revolutionary, communist China hands-on and from the ground up. He grew up on a collective farm, and starting working with villagers when he was nine years old during the weekend and school vacations. After high school, he returned to his village to work full time. He worked in the fields for a while, and then was recruited to operate a lathe in the village’s industrial enterprise. He was also the manager of the collectively owned village factory for four years. Dongping went to college in the spring of 1978, the year Deng Xiaoping introduced China’s well known economic reforms. More recently, for the last 17 years, he has been a professor at Warren Wilson College, North Carolina. He is also guest professor at Hebei University, China.

Spend a marvelous and enchanting 90 minutes with someone who can say, “I was there, I did it!”, as Dongping shares his very compelling and revealing life stories and experiences, during China’s much demonized Great Leap Forward (1958-61) and Cultural Revolution (1966-76). You will learn about a China that the West has ferociously propagandized, censored and distorted. Dongping’s firsthand testimony is must listening and reading for anyone who wants to truly understand how our geopolitical and economic world has worked, since China’s liberation in 1949.

As promised in the interview, here is the trilogy written by Dongping Han, Mobo Gao and Hao Qi, entitled Remembering Socialist China, 1949-1976. Jeff hopes to also interview Mobo Gao and Hao Qi. Stay tuned,


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JEFF J. BROWN, Editor, China Rising, and Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing, The Greanville Post

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and for Badak Merah, Jeff authored China Is Communist, Dammit! – Dawn of the Red Dynasty (2017). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing and is a Global Opinion Leader at 21st Century. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff writes, interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on YouTube, Stitcher Radio, iTunes, Ivoox and RUvid. Guests have included Ramsey Clark, James Bradley, Moti Nissani, Godfree Roberts, Hiroyuki Hamada, The Saker and many others. [/su_spoiler]

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