DiscoverPeople's History of Ideas PodcastFrom Gym Teacher to General: Zhu De in Revolution and Rebellion (1907-1916)
From Gym Teacher to General: Zhu De in Revolution and Rebellion (1907-1916)

From Gym Teacher to General: Zhu De in Revolution and Rebellion (1907-1916)

Update: 2021-09-23
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Following Zhu De from his time as a teacher of physical training at a modern school, through his time at the Yunnan Military Academy, the Revolution of 1911 and the rebellion against Yuan Shikai.

Further reading:
Agnes Smedley, The Great Road: The Life and Times of Chu Teh [Zhu De]

Some names from this episode:
Cai E, Republican general and governor of Yunnan after the 1911-12 revolution
Yuan Shikai, leader of the Beiyang Army and dictator after the fall of the Qing
Xiao Jufang, Zhu De’s first wife
Lu Shaozhen, reactionary chief of staff of Yunnan Army’s First Division

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From Gym Teacher to General: Zhu De in Revolution and Rebellion (1907-1916)

From Gym Teacher to General: Zhu De in Revolution and Rebellion (1907-1916)

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