CHP-005 Chinese Leadership Since 1949

In this brief episode of the China History Podcast we examine the four generations of leaders and get acquainted with their names.  1949 to the present day has seen four generations of Chinese leadership going back to Chairman Mao Zedong.  We will also look at the fifth generation of leaders who will take their new places in 2013.


Terms used in this episode:

  • he xin 核心 the core
  • First Generation
    • Mao Zedong 毛泽东
    • Zhou Enlai 周恩来
    • Zhu De 朱德
    • Liu Shaoqi 刘少奇
  • Second Generation
    • Deng Xiaoping 邓小平
    • Hu Yaobang 胡耀邦
    • Zhao Ziyang 赵紫阳
  • Third Generation
    • Jiang Zemin 江泽民
    • Li Peng 李鹏
    • Zhu Rongji 朱镕基
    • Li Peng 李鹏
  • Fourth Generation
    • Hu Jintao 胡锦涛
    • Wen Jiabao 温家宝
  • Fifth Generation
    • Xi Jinping 习近平
    • Le Keqiang 李克强

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  • I’m so happy to have found this podcast, thanks to the recommendation of Sinca podcast. I’m currently working my way through the backlog and am really looking forward to the 邓小平 episodes, as I’m almost completely ignorant of the “Second Generation” of leaders. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!

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