30 April, 2015
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A new book entitled Red God: Wei Baqun and his peasant revolution in Southern China, 1894 – 1932 written by Prof Han Xiaorong, Head of Department of History, explores the life of Wei Baqun and his peasant revolution in Southern China.

Described as one of China’s “three great peasant leaders” alongside Mao Zedong and Peng Pai, Wei started leading peasant revolution in his home country of Donglan in the early 1920s and came to be considered a demigod after his death. 

In his new book, Prof Han presents Wei Baqun’s life history while examining his role as a link between his Zhuang people and the Han majority, between the village and the city, and between the periphery and the centre.