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What Was China's Cultural Revolution and Why Was It So Violent? - YouTube

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In 1966, Mao Zedong launched his communist campaign, ending in the deaths of millions. So, what do we know about the Cultural Revolution?

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On Cultural Revolution

This year is the 50th annivesary of the Cultural Revolution. Half a century has passed since Mao Zedong launched the catastrophic political movement that led to unaccountable deaths and great losses. 618 more words

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Penman No. 200: Memoirs of a Teenage Maoist

Penman for Monday, May 23, 2016

A SMALL item in the foreign news caught my eye last week: a note that the 50th anniversary of China’s Cultural Revolution had gone unnoticed—in China itself, with no parades or ceremonies to mark the historic event. 1,249 more words

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China's Xi calls for Marxism and intellectual loyalty

China’s Communist Party must ensure that philosophy and social science “unequivocally uphold” Marxist principles, President Xi Jinping told a high-level academic seminar, according to state media reports.

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Scraping together some Chinglish

Well, here’s a few:

I honestly don’t get this ad. Is it seriously a reference to the recent anniversary of the tragic Cultural Revolution?

I think this advertisement is celebrating the Cultural Revolution?

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It was the worst of times

IN FEBRUARY 1970 a 16-year-old boy, Zhang Hongbing, denounced his mother to an army officer in his village in Anhui province, in eastern China. He slipped a note under the officer’s door accusing her of criticising the Cultural Revolution and its leader, Mao Zedong. 2,279 more words

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