In past episodes, we have spoken about the two opium wars, the Sikkim expedition and the end of the Qing dynasty. In this episode, I read an excerpt from a book that illustrates very well what China was like during that period of time and how hard China had to fight to become today’s China. Today’s China should not be taken for granted.
The book is called 《为什么是毛泽东》(“Why Was It Mao Zedong”). As the title suggests, that period of time played an important role in how Chairman Mao came to power.
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