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  1. Looking beyond Mao's legacy

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Twenty-five years ago, the Communist Party of China issued a resolution on its history in which the Cultural Revolution was deemed 'responsible for the most severe setback and heaviest losses suffered by the party, the state and the people since the founding of the People's Republic'. The Cultural Revolution, the 1981 resolution said, 'was initiated ...

  2. The unofficial history

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that was not the main attraction; it was that the place is now home to China's first unofficial museum dedicated to the Cultural Revolution. Although news of the museum had appeared in the Hong Kong press, ... created. It is a three-storey pavilion designed to resemble the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Inside are thousands of photographs, drawings and articles from the Cultural Revolution, from copies ...

  3. Out of line

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... it upon himself to warn Hong Kong people not to take part in demonstrations, equating the peaceful, orderly protests here with the Cultural Revolution on the mainland during the time of Mao Zedong. Judging from his appearance, Mr Zou is probably old enough to remember what really happened in the Cultural Revolution. Well, whatever the case, he should realise that the demonstration ...

  4. Change of heart

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the opportunity to meet an old revolutionary, Lu Dingyi. Before the Cultural Revolution, he was one of the most powerful men in China. The former head of the Propaganda Department, culture minister, ... Lu was close to Mao Zedong. He would also become one of the first victims of the Cultural Revolution, only to be rehabilitated after Mao's death. I met him on June 30, 1984. From him, ...

  5. Honouring our debts

    Posted Oct 26th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a spillover of the Cultural Revolution into Hong Kong. It may be that Mr Tsang did not want to provoke the central government, and so refrained from talking about the impact of the Cultural Revolution on Hong Kong. If so, such concern is unwarranted. Beijing long ago repudiated the Cultural Revolution- characterising it as a decade of turmoil that caused many tragedies and nearly bankrupted ...

  6. Preserver of Chinese culture

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Cultural Revolution, when the mainland's Red Guards were wreaking havoc to carry out the Maoist injunction 'Down with the four olds'- old ideas, old culture, old customs and old ... any action on its own in foreign policy, except in trade and cultural exchange issues. Also, where national integration is concerned, the central government has made it clear that Taiwan ...

  7. Change of direction

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to be the guardian of traditional Chinese culture and insisted on preserving the system of writing from right to left. During the Cultural Revolution on the mainland, the communists raised the slogan 'Down with the four olds', meaning old culture, old ideas, old customs and old habits. On Taiwan, the Kuomintang depicted themselves as the guardians of a Chinese culture that was under ...

  8. History through a political lens

    Posted Feb 01st 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that have resulted from Communist Party rule since 1949, such as the widespread starvation of the late 1950s associated with the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution atrocities ... merchandise, murdered foreigners and all Chinese who had any connection with foreign culture,' he wrote. The textbook, however, presents the rebellion as 'a spontaneous patriotic ...

  9. Rita Fan's neutrality will be hard to equal

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Cultural Revolution. It is, therefore, nothing short of a miracle that she was able, through dint of hard work, to show she could put aside her personal politics and become an exemplary president ...

  10. The ball's in your court, Beijing

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... from the Cultural Revolution. Only now are mainland scholars beginning to speak up about the one-sidedness of Chinese propaganda. Tao Wenzhao, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has ...




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