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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: West of the Revolution, by Claudio Saunt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Carolyn Kellogg West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 by Claudio Saunt Norton 4.5 stars Carolyn Kellogg As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, ... creating a country that would one day encompass much of the continent. In West of the Revolution, historian Claudio Saunt evokes this shadow saga of America's founding year in landscapes ...

  2. News - China - HISTORY

    Cultural Revolution museum draws foreigners from Brazil, America

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by SALLY WANG

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Mao-era museum attracts foreigners A museum in Guangdong that commemorates the victims of the Cultural Revolution has been drawing visitors from as far away as Brazil and America. Many of the foreigners are descendants of the millions of Chinese who died during one of the most destructive periods in China's history. The Cultural Revolution Museum, ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    'Enemy of the people' historian Song Yongyi gives as good as he gets

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Jailed twice because of Cultural Revolution, historian sets the record straight on atrocities 'Enemy of the people' gives as good as he gets Song Yongyi has been locked up twice in his life- both times thanks to the Cultural Revolution. The first time, he was just 21. Having participated in a Red Guard factional fight, he was jailed ...

  4. News - China - HISTORY

    Outcry as Chinese students recreate Red Guard persecution for yearbook photos

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:01pm by Anne Yi

    ... a “board of crimes” on their chests – reminiscent of the victims in the Cultural Revolution. Mao Zedong’s Red Guards, numbering in the millions, were mostly teenage students who spurned classes ... News said in a commentary: “High pointed hats, crime boards, red armbands – all these terrifying signs of the Cultural Revolution were represented so frivolously in these students’ photos. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution, by Giles Milton

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by MCT

    ... and a lesson in 20th-century revolution, try Russian Roulette by Giles Milton. Just under a century ago, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov- better known today as Lenin- returned to Russia and swept away the old ... of the Russian revolution and the new "great game" of intelligence run by the British and the Soviets. Who were these spies? The author Somerset Maugham was one. Another was Sidney Reilly, ...

  6. News - China - HISTORY

    Mao Zedong set official quota for killing, says historian Frank Dikotter

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... reform, to the famine, to the Cultural Revolution, that none of this would have an effect," he said. From the beginning of its rule until 1957, the Communist Party gradually silenced one ... it was a quota," said Dikotter (pictured), author of The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-57. Villagers were forced to denounce "landlords", mostly ordinary ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991, by Orlando Figes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:09am by Nick Walker

    ... is that the Russian revolution took place in October 1917, and launched the world's first communist state. However, Figes argues that the revolution was continuous phenomena covering a century of Russian ... led by the heirs of the founding generation of the revolution, was the age of Joseph Stalin, war and peace, and terror. Despite the paranoia of Stalin's three-decade-long rule, Figes ...

  8. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Security tight in Suzhou on anniversary of dissident Lin Zhao's execution

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 02:31pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... posthumously. The People’s Daily, the top newspaper of the Communist Party, at the time described her execution as a deed of extremists during the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution. Commemorations ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Dozens of activists were hauled away by police after attempting to visit the grave of a famous dissident whose execution during the Cultural ...

  9. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Q&A: The fates of 200,000 Chinese workers in Russia during the first world war

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 09:12am by Patrick Boehler

    ... the Tsar's Railway to the Bolshevik Revolution, set to be published by Penguin Books later this month. In an interview, O’Neill discussed how these Chinese labourers lived and how many of them fought ...

  10. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    First Chinese government delegation to commemorate China’s WW1 dead in France

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:58pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Revolution in 1789. China and France also celebrated the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in January this year. Li is visiting France at the invitation of French President François Hollande ...




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