One report we’ve enjoyed is Melissa Chan of Al Jazeera’s highlight on the Long March (on Youtube, unfortunately), when Mao led his forces on a strategic military retreat through China away from the pursuing Kuomingtang forces. The march, which started in Jiangxi, helped propel Mao Zedong to the forefront to the party.
In the first episode, Chan goes to Jiangxi and talks to someone who took part in the original march. Once you’re done with that one, check out Part II: China’s challenge to unite its ethnic groups:
UPDATE: Now Part III: The rise of China’s economy is out too.