How did Mao Zedong come through as the leader of China from a family of peasant? His experience in youth, not only affected his life, but also the history of China. How did he learn communism and become a revolutionist? The answer can be found, in this programme, through the relationship of Mao and his mentors and friends: Yang Changji, Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Qu Qiubai and Yun Daiying. Through their story, we can see how the history of China was influenced by them and how China entered a new era.