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  1. News - China - HISTORY

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

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

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao set 'official quota for killing' During his campaign of terror to eliminate real or imagined opponents of his regime, Mao Zedong set an official ... farmers. Some victims were buried alive, or tied up and dismembered. Even some children were killed as "little landlords". Dikotter said Mao wanted people to denounce each other "so ...

  2. 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 to help carry out Mao’s purge of counter-revolutionary intellectuals, artists and others. The feared guards also helped burn books, public collections of art and other works during the upheaval ...

  3. News - China - HISTORY

    Unmarked garden quarters of China's last emperor Puyi may get its place in history

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 06:04pm by Angela Meng

    ... house arrest at the imperial palace, living in exile, being restored briefly to power by pro-imperial forces or languishing in jail under communist rule. After Mao Zedong declared the creation ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

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

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

    ... a proclamation that goaded a suddenly competitive Mao Zedong into saying the same would apply to China overtaking Britain in the same way over the same period. From this point the two giant communist ...

  5. 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

    ... have also been deleted. The newspaper replaced its ‘Today in history’ post on Lin with one on Mao Zedong declaring the beginning of the Hundred Flowers campaign, which briefly relaxed controls on speech, at an extended Politburo meeting on April 29, 1956. Mao declared he would let “a hundred flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend” in China, sparking the protests in which Lin ...

  6. News - China - HISTORY

    China's Korean war veterans still waiting for answers, 60 years on

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... fighting the US because the war helped China win respect in the international world," said veteran Zhang Zhuan, 86. Similarly, questions remain about exactly why Mao Zedong decided to enter the war. East China Normal University history professor Shen Zhihua said Mao certainly wanted to help North Korean leader Kim Il-sung "liberate the South", but also wanted to win ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Tragedy of Liberation, by Frank Dikotter

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... was used against the bad classes. During the period of land reform from 1947 to 1952, about 1.5 million to two million people were killed. Mao Zedong insisted villagers themselves carry out ... five million. The book is the second volume of a trilogy by Frank Dikotter, chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong. The first was 2010's Mao's Great Famine ...

  8. 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

    ... then a passionate follower of Mao Zedong, doubt everything he had fervently believed in. Placed in solitary confinement, he read nothing but the works of Mao, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels- the only books ... mature- I became an opponent of Mao through my time in jail," Song said. "Those should have been the best years of my life," he said in Hong Kong last month after giving a lecture ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    'China's war with Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival' by Rana Mitter

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... of social justice was, at the very least, openly left-wing. Many Western observers of Mao Zedong's refuge at Yanan, Shaanxi, chose to report a version of events that they genuinely wished ...

  10. 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, ...



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