2022/05/09 | Dolma Tsering

Who Are the Young Self-immolators in Tibet?

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

2017/12/22 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Cultural Revulsion at Public Execution Hearings

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

2017/09/26 | Liang Chenyu

Studying in the US Post-Cultural Revolution

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

2017/08/05 | Zhang Liping

Family Trees Make a Comeback among Retirees in China

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

2017/06/27 | Wu Yue

The Chinese Man Who Swam to Hong Kong

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

2017/06/10 | Oiwan Lam

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

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.

2017/06/01 | Cai Yiwen

From Propaganda Ballets to Dance for the People

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

2017/04/10 | Elaine Jeffreys, Haiqing Yu

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.'

2017/01/29 | Raj Verma

BOOK REVIEW: 'China and the New Maoists'

In 'China and the New Maoists,' Kerry Brown and Simone Van Nieuwenhuizen examine the endurance of Mao as a figure with continued, albeit controversial, resonance in contemporary China, with a particular focus on the emergence of 'new Maoism.' This compelling book is a must-read for those looking to get a better understanding of China’s recent history and its internal politics, writes Raj Verma.

2017/01/07 | Molly McBride Jacobson

Watch a Melodramatic Communist Ballet from 1964

A ballerina weeps over the hammer and sickle in Mao's production of "The Red Detachment of Women."

2016/07/23 | Angela Stanzel

Chinese Culture After the Cultural Revolution

Although China caught up economically rapidly after the Cultural Revolution, 10 years of stagnation in the Chinese society’s development left gaps in education and knowledge about Chinese history and culture that remain irretrievable.