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.