The Library at Peking (locally known as Beida) University. The future chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, was working in the library when he met the party’s founders, former students themselves but professors by that time. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Peking University, China’s oldest university and today one of its best, was crucial to the development of Marxism in China. University professors Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu, co-founders