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  1. Qu Leilei

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... Francesca Fearon BEFORE THE REVOLUTION Most of my generation lived through a similar experience to mine during the Cultural Revolution. Now, living in the West, I find people ... didn't know anything was wrong for a long time. The Cultural Revolution began in the universities in 1966: my parents became targets because they were intellectuals as well as senior officers. ...

  2. Lion's Head, Four Happiness

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... the bull's eye. Many such memoirs dwell on the hardships of growing up in austere times, the Cultural Revolution seemingly the literary catch-all for recent mainland suffering, and, like sex, drugs ... Though the words Cultural Revolution are used on the book's cover to suggest political upheaval, Red Guards- mentioned in passing in recognition of the chaotic times- were largely avoided ...

  3. Women reveal new side in the sexual revolution

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... internet content it considers to be pornographic. But so-called 'body art' falls into a grey area, since it presents itself as culture. Three decades ago, men and women on the mainland wore the same baggy clothes. But the country's sexual revolution has made overt shows of sexuality more acceptable, said James Farrer, a professor at Japan's Sophia University. ...

  4. Professor reported for critical remarks on Chinese culture

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the darkest periods in Chinese history- the Great Famine and the Cultural Revolution- so it's not surprising his views are sometimes a bit extreme.' ... Stephen Chen Two Shanghai students have reported a professor to the municipal educational authority, accusing the historian of criticising traditional Chinese culture and the central ...

  5. Taiwan's former premier revels in cultural role

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the 10-year Cultural Revolution on the mainland. 'Unlike Western countries, who like to use power to convince other countries, our Confucianism taught us that 'we should not do to others ... Minnie Chan Former Taiwanese premier Liu Chao-shiuan is back in the spotlight as head of a non-governmental organisation promoting cross-strait cultural exchanges. It is a high-level post ...

  6. Full of contrasts, Anhui has rich cultural heritage and history of peasant uprisings

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and public health tragedies. In reality, the inland province is a land of stark contrasts. It is home to breathtaking scenery that has provided fertile land for celebrated cultural heritage. However, ... boasts a population of more than 60 million, with more than 60 per cent living in rural areas. The province can be roughly divided into three blocks both geographically and culturally ...

  7. Under attack, celebrity author puts pen aside

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... as a Chinese cultural guru and reigning best-selling author. Yu, who grew up during the Cultural Revolution, had advocated the preservation of traditional Chinese art and promoted the glories ... In the past few years, rumours abounded that he had joined an extreme leftist writing group during the Cultural Revolution and in the process had become a propagandist for the Gang of Four. He admits ...

  8. BOOK (1959)

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Andrew Dembina The Naked Lunch by William Burroughs (Olympia Press) The written revolution in prose and verse may have evolved more slowly than in visual arts or music, ... It was written during America's Beat period, a movement in which all writing and other art forms reflected a new culture of promiscuity and creative experimentation that pushed boundaries. ...

  9. Outcry after Sichuan changes phone tunes to quake music

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Angry mobile phone and landline users from Sichuan have accused the authorities of acting as if the Cultural Revolution never ended by ordering tens of million of users to change ... the switch early this week. The musical theme order has sparked a public outcry on the mainland with many likening it to the Cultural Revolution. The Communist Party exercised strict control over ...

  10. History of the CPO

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the anti-rightist campaign, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, and performed Beethoven for Nikita Khruschev, Henry Kissinger, kings and presidents. When conductor Seiji Ozawa conducted ... a Chinese orchestra, with 90 players and a 140-member choir, performed in its entirety what many consider the finest piece of European music. The 1966-76 Cultural Revolution resulted in four ...




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