Dr. Bruce Gilley, Professor of Political Science, Portland State University
China's Forgotten Hero: Hu Yaobang
Friday, November 15
location: PSU School of Business Building, room 490
631 SW Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97201
China's former party general secretary Hu Yaobang has been overshadowed in memories of the post-Mao period by other elites of the period. Yet arguably, Hu Yaobang is the only truly heroic leader of post-Mao China. The policies he pursued during his time in office represented bold attempts to rescue China from the plight of the Maoist period. While China has in many ways moved ahead, the policies of Hu on issues such as Tibet, Maoist legacies, and human rights would have taken China on a better path. The recent revival of Hu's reputation within the party suggests that many inside the party agree.
Bruce Gilley (Ph.D. 2008, Princeton University) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Portland State University. His research centers on democracy, legitimacy, climate change, and global politics, and he is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia. He is the author of four university-press books, including The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy (2009).
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