Cultural Revolution

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Hong Kong Seeks Public Help in Purging Library Books

Voice of America

Hong Kong authorities’ request for citizens to report books that “endanger national security” has raised concerns about erosion of freedom and similarities to tactics used in China’s Cultural Revolution.


Who Are the Young Self-immolators in Tibet?

Dolma Tsering

Beijing has been quietly sinicizing Tibet, and young Tibetans are showing their resistance to the policy with their lives.


CARTOON: Cultural Revulsion at Public Execution Hearings

Stellina Chen

Public sentencing of death row convicts in China attracts morbid onlookers and recalls public shaming of the Cultural Revolution.

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Studying in the US Post-Cultural Revolution

Liang Chenyu

Visiting Chinese scholar reflects on his experience at the dawn of a new age in Sino-US relations.


Family Trees Make a Comeback among Retirees in China

Zhang Liping

With many genealogical records lost in the Cultural Revolution, Chinese elders are going to great lengths to trace their roots.


The Chinese Man Who Swam to Hong Kong

Wu Yue

In 1973, Chan Hak-chi and his wife swam six hours through a typhoon to leave the chaos of China’s Cultural Revolution.

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China's Latest Book Ban: An Award-Winning Novel About the Deadly Consequences of Land Reform

Oiwan Lam

The Chinese government has recently banned the sale of an award-winning novel about land reform in the Cultural Revolution era. However, a digital copy was circulated online and won readers’ applause.


From Propaganda Ballets to Dance for the People

Cai Yiwen

Once a Cultural Revolution dancer, Wen Hui has become a pioneer of choreography that focuses on the experiences of real people.

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How Politics Influenced, and Continues to Influence Sexual Expression in China

'Contemporary research on sex in China should consider how different governing strategies and socio-economic arrangements produce particular types of sexual cultures, rather than simply reinforcing the East–West divide.'

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