Department of Foreign Languages

Setting Cadres’ Minds Straight

"New Perspectives on the Cadre-Verification Campaign during the Yanan Days, 1943-45" by Chen Yung-fa, Academia Sinica.

Chinese poster from 1985
«Chairman Mao reports on the rectification at the cadre meeting in Yan'an -- PLA calendar 1985», Designer Luo Gongliu (罗工柳), 1985, Landsberger Collection, courtesy of International Institute of Social History.

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Welcome to a new lecture in the "Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party" series this autumn semester: New Perspectives on the Cadre-Verification Campaign during the Yanan Days, 1943-45 by Chen Yung-fa, Academia Sinica. 

Last year Xi Jinping called for stepping up a purge of cadre in the political and judicial apparatus in the style of Yanan rectification.  This year, he has repeatedly demanded to use history as a mirror in his commemorating speech for the anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. This lecture demystifies the official master narrative of the Yanan rectification campaign and explains why Xi Jinping’s objective would fail if he really chose to stick to it. 

Please register

The guest lecture will be digital, and is open for everyone who are interested. To receive a link to the meeting, please register here.

For further inquieries about the lecture series, please contact Julia Marinaccio on Julia.Marinaccio@uib.no

The lecture will be recorded and the video put online after the lecture.