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Mao: A Chinese Tale
Ep: 3 "Not a Dinner Party"
To some, Mao Zedong was a brilliant scholar, a military genius, and a political strategist. To others, he was a totalitarian dictator responsible for the deaths of millions of people. Based on Philip Short’s book, Mao: A Life, hailed in the press as the definitive biography of Mao, this four-part documentary series tells the story of the controversial leader, from his peasant roots to his role as the father of Chinese Communism. Featuring previously unseen footage from Chinese archives, the film covers key historic events, including the guerilla struggle of the 1920s and 30s, the proclamation of the People’s Republic, the Cultural Revolution, and Mao’s final illness and death.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Against the Tide
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Ep 2
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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Ep 3
Not a Dinner Party
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Ep 4
Mao Is Not Dead
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Against the Tide
Profiles Mao Zedong's youth, his formative adulthood, and his consolidation of power. (1 of 4)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Explores the formation of the People's Republic of China, its complicated relationship with the Soviet Union, and events that prefaced the Cultural Revolution. (2 of 4)
Not a Dinner Party
Examines the origins of the Cultural Revolution, Mao's orchestration of it, the political and economic shockwaves it created, and its human cost. (3 of 4)
Mao Is Not Dead
Details the watershed Nixon-Mao diplomacy, Mao's death and its aftermath, and the legacy of his rule and philosophy. (4 of 4)