Friday, February 13, 2015

The Reign of Chairman Mao Zedong (1949-1976) - Part2/2

20th Century Chinese History - Article 2 >> go to Main Page

3) The Cultural Revolution (1966-76)
 Culture must serve workers, peasants and soldiers, must serve proletarian politics

Struggle to achieve an even greater leap forward in literature and art work

Criticize the old world and build a new world with Mao Zedong
Our purpose is to ensure that literature and art fit well into the whole revolutionary machine
Resolutely smash the number one power holders in the party that follow the capitalist road
Down with Tao Zhu

Down with Liu Shaoqi! Down with Deng Xiaoping!

Due to the controversy of this subject I have simply reflected on these past events through a series of pictures in commemoration of these difficult and changing times. If you are a student of history and would like to learn more about these historical events I would recommend conducting your own research. Good places to start are Wikipedia, YouTube and Google.

Please note: It is my impression that most if not all historical accounts and records have a degree of biased and uncertainty by way of which side provides the account and especially concerning estimated numbers. It is important to hear both sides of the story to get a balanced picture. Please bear this in mind.

2 comments:

  1. Nice to see some of the older historical literature that could have easily been lost to time.
    Best
    M

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    1. Hello Mr Mopar,

      In this case, these were made under the government (at the time and existing) and have a very pro-government message. That would not have been targeted.

      Best, VP

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