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  1. Cultural Revolution museum seeks 600,000 yuan for extension

    Posted May 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Work has started on a 1 million yuan extension of the Cultural Revolution Museum in Shantou, Guangdong, but the museum's founder has raised only 40 per cent ... the stories of Cultural Revolution victims in Chenghai township. Chenghai, which now has a thriving economy, suffered some of the heaviest casualties during the Cultural Revolution, counting 400 dead ...

  2. Plan put for museum on Cultural Revolution

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A proposal to build a Cultural Revolution Museum has been submitted to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference by 48 top scientists and writers ... of China. The proposal is the first to call for an official Cultural Revolution Museum by CPPCC members in 18 years, although Ba Jin, a former CPPCC vice-chairman and contemporary writer, had been ...

  3. 40 years on after the Cultural Revolution

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The central government has never released an official death toll for the Cultural Revolution, but Chinese and overseas scholars estimate from 2 million to 20 million. Ye Jianying, who arrested the Gang of Four, thought 20 million, with 100 million people harmed, while R.J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii calculated more than 10 million died. French historian Stephane Courtois ...

  4. Silence suggests lessons of the Cultural Revolution have been lost

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei With the 40th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution falling tomorrow, the deafening silence of the government and official media over what ... of the Cultural Revolution. The party admitted 'grave mistakes', denounced Mao Zedong for launching the revolution, and rehabilitated millions of cadres and ordinary people who had been purged. ...

  5. Archivists start hunt for relics of the Cultural Revolution era

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Artefacts associated with the Cultural Revolution are scattered around the world, but mainland archivists are only now starting to collect them for study, the minister of culture said in Beijing yesterday. Asked why there was no official Cultural Revolution museum, Sun Jiazheng said officials at museums throughout the nation were collecting material for research ...

  6. Oh, the paint of it all! An artist brushes away her tears

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Haunted by memories of the Cultural Revolution, Linda Liao Lin has found peace in her art, writes Zhuang Pinghui Memories of the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution still haunt Linda Liao ... too hard. 'But there are also good things about life. The neighbouring couple got their shame cleaned after the Cultural Revolution, and I learned to appreciate beauty in life. I use ...

  7. World Heritage-listed village reaping rich rewards from sudden tourist influx

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... traditional culture. How did the village's traditional architecture survive the Cultural Revolution? The Cultural Revolution aimed to destroy the image of federal emperors and generals. About 10 ...

  8. How dreams for equality led one man to murder

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Liang Donglu expects he will feel pangs of regret every day of his life for killing two students in Wuhan at the height of the Cultural Revolution. Mr Liang was 18, fired up ... of the revolution,' said Mr Liang, who acknowledges it would be difficult to publish it on the mainland. Mr Liang was released in 1985 after serving 18 years. The 10 years he spent in custody were considered ...

  9. Eatery cooks up culinary revolution with a difference

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the ordinary, but the Cultural Revolution-themed eatery- one of many restaurants capitalising on China's political upheavals to have opened since the mid-1990s- has made a business out of nostalgia ... hit on the idea for the retro canteen after hearing his father's fond memories of the Cultural Revolution. 'My father and most of his friends were PLA soldiers and zhiqing [students ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the story headlined 'Plan put for museum on Cultural Revolution' on page A6 yesterday, He Jiesheng should have been referred to as the daughter of He Long, not his son. ...




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