I’m back in China to participate in a study tour focused on the Long March and China in the 20th century with students and teachers from Concordia International School in Shanghai. It was definitely a long haul to get here—2 hours from DC to Chicago and 14.5 hours to Shanghai. Thankfully, we will be studying the Long March rather than walking it.
We started months ago reading several books and articles:
The Long March by Sun Shuyun
Mao Ze Dong by Jonathan Spence
Shanghai: the Rise and Fall of a Decadent City by Stella Dong
Unbound by Dean King
Wild Swans by Jung Chan
If you read only one of these, read Unbound which is a fascinating account of women’s participation in the revolution and Long March.
Look for posts by the students and teachers as our march proceeds.