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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Zhang Yimou reunites with Gong Li in a film set in the Cultural Revolution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by James Mottram

    ... for "re-education" for his political beliefs. The film begins in China in the early 1970s, midway through the Cultural Revolution, with a dramatic sequence involving Lu's escape and return to the family ... amnesia can bring, it provides a useful analogy for those who experienced the trials of the Cultural Revolution and the denial of a past too painful to recall. "Every household in China ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MR. SHANGKONG

    Old Shanghai legacy guardian to be remembered for her writing

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 05:18pm by George Chen

    ... period of Cultural Revolution on the mainland, a political movement that pushed the entire country to the brink of collapse and caused huge ethical problems that affected the Chinese ... Nien Cheng- no relation to Cheng Naishan- is the wife of a foreign officer in charge of British oil company Shell in Shanghai before the Cultural Revolution broke out. Nien Cheng continued ...

  3. Lifestyle - REVIEW

    Shanghai Ballet is yet to show its true style

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... leading company after the National Ballet of China, made a long-overdue appearance in Hong Kong in the 1960s Cultural Revolution icon White Haired Girl, presented by the China Ethnic & Folk Culture and Arts Exchange Association. White Haired Girl and Red Detachment of Women are the most famous ballets to have emerged from the Cultural Revolution. Works of propaganda typical ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book review: Milestones on a Golden Road, by Richard King

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 06:13pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... moments such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, to examine fiction from the period. One of the highlights along this road is Hu Wanchun's A Man of Outstanding Quality, ... And then there's The Golden Road, Hao Ran's Cultural Revolution-era opus that was not fully published until 1994. Hao Ran- born Liang Jinguang- was a peasant writer allowed to publish during ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: The Bathing Women by Tie Ning

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by SOPHIE CHEN JIN

    ... not distance readers with the cultural alienation that is the premise of the books it has been pigeonholed with. Cultural Revolution self-criticisms, immigration to the US, and the modern prosperity ... Tiao's life is dominated by guilt over the death of her youngest sister in an accident and a protracted affair with a much older movie star. There are lengthy flashbacks to her stark Cultural ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... a visit to the North Korea Human Rights Film Festival at City University. Born in Jilin in 1963, he flex with his family to North Korea to escape the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution when he ... I experienced in China was nothing like that. Money moves everything … even people," Ji said. She called on China to stop repatriating defectors: "China went through the Cultural Revolution ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - POETRY

    Poetry review: Something Crosses My Mind, by Wang Xiaoni

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by Amy Russell

    ... in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution. Nature, for the poet, is tangible and thick with offerings. In the volume's opening poem, I Feel the Sun, the narrator is found "leaning ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Oblique critiques of China's moral decay still relevant: Q&A with author Zhu Wen

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by CLARISSA SEBAG MONTEFIORE

    ... "sent down to the village, up to the mountain" [during the Cultural Revolution]. I graduated from university in 1989. This year was a very important turning point in China. When this short ... in 1967 during the Cultural Revolution. How do you look back on those years? The Cultural Revolution was a disaster. For some people it was tragic, for others it was like a carnival. Is any ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... in power speaks of a man who valued consensus, rather than unnecessary conflict, and who certainly did not want a repetition of the violence and persecution of the Cultural Revolution years," ... that ousted Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. The Communist Party duly seized power and Deng soared through its ranks, becoming general secretary in 1956. During the Cultural Revolution, however, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra pays tribute to legendary maestro

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... but with integrity during those long years are two aspects Peng wanted to reflect on the decade-long Cultural Revolution. Liu Yang, the solo player, displayed virtuosity, but the mid-range pitch ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Legendary composer honoured in great form Maestro Peng Xiuwen- A Tribute Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall No orchestra or conductor ...




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