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The concept of "political evaluations" dates back to the cultural Revolution, when Chinese were required to openly display their fervor and loyalty toward the Party, and denounce those who didn't. People who belonged to Mao Zedong's designated "five black categories"--landlords, wealthy farmers, ...
Just over 50 years ago, China's cultural Revolution began. The movement was intended to bring about a return to revolutionary Maoist beliefs and resulted in attacks on intellectuals and those believed to be counter-revolutionaries, capitalists and rightists; a large-scale purge in government posts; the appearance of a ...

China's first female rock 'n' roll star after the cultural Revolution, Ms. Liu is best known for "Blues in the East," an almost-avant-garde jazz-Chinese opera fusion that scored a Top-10 hit in Britain. A powerful setting of Tang dynasty poems for soprano, piano and two percussionists in the festival was ...
The South China Morning Post reports that the People's education Press (PEP), a state-run publication house, dismissed (in Chinese) widespread accusations that it had removed content about the cultural Revolution in its newly released history textbook for eighth-grade students, adding that the historical ...
Changes made to a middle-school history textbook's chapter on the cultural Revolution have sparked controversy in China, with its state-run publisher denying it censored the book. The furore came after a post widely shared on Chinese social media suggested that politically sensitive content about the ...
Both Mao's decade-long tumult and today's cultural Revolution with American characteristics also feature cults of personality for the national leader, who thrives in the surrounding chaos. Each also gives his blessing, sometimes explicitly, for vigilantes to attack ideological opponents on his behalf.

Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in nearby fields in April to herald a project "crucial for the next millennium". Officials described a massive hi-tech ... Shenzhen arose as an experiment. Mao's cultural Revolution had shattered the economy, nationalising all production and abolishing most private property.
A confluence of events has China studies scholars raising concerns about whether the Chinese Communist Party is exporting its censorship regime ... in China to more than 300 articles -- mostly on sensitive topics like Tiananmen, Tibet, Taiwan and the cultural Revolution -- from its prestigious China ...
China's top ballet company has become embroiled in a war of words with two of the country's courts over a royalty dispute for a work best known abroad for being performed for US president Richard Nixon during his 1972 trip to China. The government-funded National Ballet of China lashed out at the ...
WASHINGTON -- Last month in Shanghai, Chinese venture capitalist Eric X. Li made a provocative suggestion. The United States, he said, was going through its own "cultural Revolution." For those unfamiliar, Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a traumatic period of political upheaval, ...
Last month in Shanghai, Chinese venture capitalist Eric X. Li made a provocative suggestion. The United States, he said, was going through its own "cultural Revolution." For those unfamiliar, Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a traumatic period of political upheaval, ostensibly intended to ...
Conceived by Rai, the Italian public broadcasting company, in collaboration with the Chinese embassy in Rome, the idea was to have a publicly leftist filmmaker of renown come to China and make a film about the benefits of the revolution. At least that's what some have claimed. What they got was a more ...
During the cultural Revolution in the 1960s the Chinese government tried to stamp out religion completely, and although they failed, they drove most churches underground. Strict rules governing registration and compliance keep churches stifled under a communist blanket of control. But recent events ...
China went its own way plunging into the chaotic and destructive cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward. By 1978 ... India should learn from the Chinese success as it is the only country with a 1.3b+ population which started off in 1950 with a similar economic and social structure and succeeded in ...
How did a tear-jerker on the cultural Revolution beat Pixar's animated film "Coco" at the Chinese box office, which is usually dominated by big-budget, ... Liu Feng (Huang Xuan), who is falsely accused of sexual harassment and reassigned to a border post before being sent away to fight in China's war with ...
China's schools closed in 1966 amid the cultural Revolution, but Liu read voraciously. As part of the first cohort of university students after the Cultural Revolution, Liu studied Chinese literature at Jilin University, then earned his master's and doctoral degrees in the same subject at Beijing Normal University.

Huang Shuai, who became a household name after inadvertently triggering a crackdown on academia during China's cultural Revolution, has died ... triggered an outpouring of grief mixed with pain among those who lived through the most tumultuous decade of modern Chinese history, from 1966 to 1976.
"youth," the much-anticipated movie from acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang, scored with Chinese moviegoers when it hit theaters Friday, more than two months after its planned Oct. 1 release date. The film grossed $44.4 million over the weekend, making it the top grossing movie, according to the film ...
During the cultural Revolution, normal learning at schools and universities was interrupted, teachers and intellectuals found themselves publicly humiliated and beaten; ... I remember doing the Chinese exam on the first day; there was a composition which asked what we had done in that historic year.
The Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong's "permanent revolution" destroyed tens of millions of lives. From the communist victory in 1949 in the Chinese civil war, through the upheaval, famine, and bloodletting of the Great Leap Forward and the cultural Revolution, until Mao's death in 1976, the ...
When my parents were growing up during the cultural Revolution of China in the 1970s, they were forbidden from doing anything considered "western" bourgeoisie or traditionally Chinese. Mao Zedong's revolution wanted to destroy the Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas.
For those unfamiliar, Mao Zedong's cultural Revolution (1966-1976) was a traumatic period of political upheaval, ostensibly intended to cleanse the ... Li said he saw several parallels between the violence and chaos in China decades ago and the animosity coursing through the United States today. In both ...
In the days that followed, his father was humiliated and eventually imprisoned for the duration of the cultural Revolution, which ended in 1976. .... To convince the rest of the Chinese leadership and his fellow citizens that his China dream is not just rhetoric, Xi has flouted a cardinal rule of political survival: ...
The Fushun school had opened branches in three other Chinese cities, Xinhua said. After coming to power in 1949, the Communist Party denounced Confucianism as a relic of China's feudal past. Its adherents -- real or imagined -- were targeted during the violent purges of the cultural Revolution of the ...
One of the most prominent Chinese-American painters working in the United States today, Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948, a year ... as a socialist realist painter and muralist, she lived through Maoist China and personally experienced the Great Leap Forward and the cultural Revolution.
Pei's haute couture work ultimately brings back a form of Chinese art that was forbidden during the country's cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, and all but lost during that time. But the inspiration of traditional Chinese art and fashion never waned in her mind. "Its influence on me is fundamental; what is ...
One of the most prominent Chinese-American painters working in the United States today, Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948, a year ... as a socialist realist painter and muralist, she lived through Maoist China and personally experienced the Great Leap Forward and the cultural Revolution.
A local MLA has compared the legalization of marijuana in Canada to the communist revolution in China. Ron Orr ... "They actually got so serious about it, their whole society was so broken down and debilitated by it, that it contributed to the Chinese Cultural Revolution under the communists, the execution of ...
General Zhang's suicide has historical resonance in China because of the large numbers of people who killed themselves under political pressure during Mao Zedong's destructive cultural Revolution. That may be especially true for the party's current leaders, many of whom are of the generation that came ...
Long-hidden posters and woodblock prints from the years of China's cultural Revolution now adorn the walls of Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. The pieces, part of an exhibit called "Red and Black Revolution: Dazibao and Woodcuts from 1960s China," were unveiled at the Fairbank Center ...
But in the Chinese domestic domain, the contest for power is often ... During the cultural Revolution (1966-76) when books were in short supply ...
He currently lives in the U.S., and continues his work as a Chinese civil ... So something like the cultural Revolution probably won't happen.
Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Robert Mugabe on a 2015 .... rejecting Mao Zedong and his tumultuous cultural Revolution.
Chinese President Xi Jinping pictured in Beijing, China, a few weeks ... did not see any direct return to the conditions of the cultural Revolution, ...
"At this point, Xi is the unrivalled helmsman who will steer China toward ... herding animals during Mao's chaotic cultural Revolution is used as ...
A newly composed patriotic song lauding Chinese President Xi Jinping is ... after the end of the disastrous cultural Revolution (1966-1967).
... of China, which he ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist ... cultural Revolution of 1966-1976, pushing Mao's policies in China's ...
The private lives of senior Chinese leaders have traditionally been ... Public discussion of the cultural Revolution is generally taboo in China.
Located on the edge of Poyang, China's largest freshwater lake, ... Mao Zedong, whose portraits were once ubiquitous in Chinese homes. ... prosperous cities since the end of the cultural Revolution more than 40 years ago.
A new book critical of the Chinese government's influence in ... Tibet, the cultural revolution, and other politically sensitive topics in China.
Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China's Rise ... Beijing -- He was a brilliant student during the dark days of China's cultural Revolution. ... In Mr. Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, Mr. Wang ...
socialist Cosmopolitanism: The Chinese Literary Universe, 1945-1965, ... Following the decade-long cultural Revolution, World literature ...
Australia's Allen & Unwin accused of self-censorship for China ... major Western publisher has decided to censor material of the Chinese Communist ... as Tibet, Taiwan and cultural Revolution to comply with local regulations.
No articles mentioning the "cultural revolution" could be found on the ... China Quarterly journal from its website for a Chinese audience but in ...
DALI VILLAGE, China -- The young woman sat at the foot of the ... into Dali's culture that the practice even survived the cultural Revolution, ...
In the wake of President Trump's first visit to China, we are reposting the piece ... a great scholar of Chinese philosophy and author of Chinese Mirror: Moral ... While the cultural Revolution was successful in many respects--it ...
Liu He, a key adviser to Chinese President Xi Jinping known for ... The 65-year-old cultural Revolution survivor turned Harvard-educated ...
No articles mentioning the "cultural revolution" could be found on the ... China Quarterly journal from its website for a Chinese audience but in ...
President Xi Jinping is China's most powerful leader in decades. Not since the days of Mao Zedong has one figure so dominated Chinese life. ... decisions led to violence across China during the cultural Revolution, splitting ...


 

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