Steve Tsang

Historian and director of the China Institute at SOAS

How the Cultural Revolution shaped China’s leaders today

54 min listen

All eyes are on the Communist leadership this year, as the months count down to autumn’s National Party Congress, where Xi Jinping may be crowned for a third term. But how much do we really know about the Party’s leadership? In particular, can we better understand them through looking at the experiences that they’ve had?