[Podcast] A young Deng Xiaoping in France


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In the early years of the Chinese republic, progressives looked west for political inspiration. This was how Deng Xiaoping — who would eventually lead China — came to be in France in the 1920s. He and his peers did indeed find inspiration abroad — just not the kind that his bourgeois sponsors anticipated.

Click here to read the article by James Carter.

Narrated by Kaiser Kuo.

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