Podcasts

The Communist Road to Capitalism

These podcasts were made in connection with the book The Communist Road to Capitalism. How Social Unrest and Containment Have Pushed China’s (R)evolution since 1949 by Ralf Ruckus, published by PM Press:

Victors’ Children from Canada released episode 11 of their podcasts on November 22, 2021. It includes interviews with Ralf Ruckus, author of The Communist Road to Capitalism, and Vincent Wong, author of a recent article on China and the left in Canada in Briarpatch. You can listen to the podcast here.

On November 17, 2021, Ralf Ruckus, Joel Andreas, and Ho-fung Hung spoke about the socialist period in the People’s Republic of China, the market reforms and transition, and the current capitalist crises. The event titled “China’s Economic System” was moderated by Dong Yige. It was part of the webinar-series “China and the World” organized by TNI, gongchao.org, Lausan, and others. Please, watch the video here.

For his Youtube channel “Studying Maoist China,” Felix Wemheuer interviewed Ralf Ruckus on October 15, 2021. They talked about the book The Communist Road to Capitalism and related questions. Please, watch the video here.

On September 18, 2021, the DSA SF Education Committee hosted this panel on the social and political conflicts that have driven China’s history since 1949 and on the situation in the PRC today. Speakers are Yige Dong, Yueran Zhang, Ralf Ruckus, and Christopher Connery. Please, watch the video here.

On August 16, 2021, John Shannon of Radio Free Galisteo released an interview with Ralf Ruckus about his book The Communist Road to Capitalism and related topics. Please, listen to the podcast here.

On June 12, 2021, Ralf Ruckus discussed the recently released book The Communist Road in China. How Social Unrest and Containment Have Pushed China’s (R)evolution since 1949. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.


China and the Left Series

The following podcasts were organized by gongchao.org and other initiatives as part of the series China and the Left – Critical Analysis & Grassroots Activism. The content of each podcast reflects the speakers’ views and not necessarily the views of the organizers of the series:

On June 12, 2021, Ralf Ruckus discussed the recently released book The Communist Road in China. How Social Unrest and Containment Have Pushed China’s (R)evolution since 1949. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On June 5, 2021, Isabella WEBER discussed her recently released book How China Escaped Shock Therapy. The Market Reform Debate. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On May 15, 2021, Alfian AL-AYUBBY + Y. Wasi Gede PURAKA talked about Chinese investments and labor struggles in Indonesia. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On April 17, 2021, JS TAN talked about tech workers and rising class consciousness in China. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On April 3, 2021, Richard SMITH talked about China’s engine of environmental collapse. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On March 20, 2021, Miriam DRIESSEN talked about labor politics in Ethiopian-Chinese encounters. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On March 6, 2021, Gigi MEI, Kimiko SUDA, Shan WINDSCRIPT, and JM WONG talked about racism against Asian diaspora communities and how they confront it. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On February 20, 2021, Promise LI talked about the right in the Hong Kong Movement and how to confront it. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On February 6, 2021, Yige DONG talked about Made-in-China feminism. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.

On January 23, 2021, Brian Hioe talked about the left in Taiwan. To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.


On January 9, 2021, Darren Byler presented his analysis of the situation in Northwest China (Xinjiang). To get to the podcast of the event, please, click on the image or here.