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‘The Single Greatest Educational Effort in Human History’

Judy Heflin charts the success of Mao’s Chinese literacy program Although China boasts a history of over 5,000 years, the modern nation-state we know today is only about 65 years old. Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949, after the Chinese Civil War. Subsequently, the illiteracy rate of China,...
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