Inequality in Maoist China (1949-1976): An Intersectional Approach
Felix Wemheuer, University of Cologne
When the Chinese communists came into power in 1949, they promised to “turn society upside down.” and to create a truly egalitarian society in the future. However, the state established systems of classification by class, ethnicity, gender and urban/rural divide among the population that created new forms of inequality. Felix Wemheuer focuses on intersectional hierarchies to understand the social history of Maoist China in a new way. Last but not least, Wemheuer will explain why policies of “affirmative action” based on class and ethnicity failed in Maoist China.
April 17, 2019
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata