Son of the Revolution – Dongping Han on growing up during China’s Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. China Rising Radio Sinoland 161110





















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.

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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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