The Age of Revolution
The Last Communist Collective in China
The age of communism is over now in today's free market China, even though the Communist Party still runs the country as a one party state. Now there's just one place which is still communist in a sea of capitalism. Michael visits this strange throwback in rural Henan, where they still sing, "The East is Red" before work, and where pictures of Mao, Stalin, and Lenin still adorn the town square!
The first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party.
Qiu Jin was the tragic star of the failed revolution of 1907, against the Qing Dynasty.
Michael Wood describes the first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai 1921.