8 session online study circle – Understanding China today: A Marxist feminist perspective
February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEDT
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2021
Tensions between Australia and China are on full display with trade disputes causing economic chaos in some industries. This is accompanied by growing Sinophobia. In the U.S., there’s bipartisan support between both Republicans and Democrats to rein in an increasingly confident rival. As nationalism ramps up and the anti-China rhetoric grows more ominous, it is important for working people to understand China and to know where we stand and what to call for.
This study series will look at how the 1949 Chinese revolution became socialist, despite the stated goals of its leaders to throw off feudalism and colonialism and build a capitalist China. We’ll learn how the workers’ state that was created was gradually dismantled and capitalism, with all its contradictions, restored. We’ll examine the treatment of oppressed minorities and the dynamic leadership of women workers. We’ll explore the role that the powerful Chinese working class is destined to play, and prospects for forging international solidarity.
Starts Wednesday 10 February, 7 pm – 8:30 pm via zoom.
Session continue every second Wednesday until 19 May.
Registration essential for each session.
Wednesday, 10 February, 7 pm
Session # 1: The nature of contemporary China and tensions between Australia and China
Wednesday, 24 February, 7 pm
Session # 2: China an permanent revolution: 1925-27 and 1949
Wednesday, 10 March, 7 pm
Session # 3: The changing nature of the Chinese state – an economy in transition
Wednesday, 24 March, 7 pm
Session # 4: The changing nature of the Chinese state – character of the state apparatus
Wednesday, 7 April, 7 pm
Session # 5: The changing nature of the Chinese state – goals of the leadership
Wednesday, 21 April, 7 pm
Session # 6: National oppression in China – Tibetans and Uyghurs
Wednesday, 5 May, 7 pm
Session # 7: A new Chinese working class
Wednesday, 19 May, 7 pm
Session # 8: Prospects for revolt — workers of the world unite!