The Cultural Revolution was a time of huge upheaval and political turmoil. Photo: AFP The Cultural Revolution was a time of huge upheaval and political turmoil. Photo: AFP
The Cultural Revolution was a time of huge upheaval and political turmoil. Photo: AFP

New Chinese textbook that says Cultural Revolution brought ‘disaster’ on country stirs debate about historical memory

  • New high school books use language missing from the previous version and say the upheaval was triggered ‘erroneously’
  • The Cultural Revolution remains highly sensitive and the changes have prompted a debate about how the country addresses its legacy

Topic |   Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution was a time of huge upheaval and political turmoil. Photo: AFP The Cultural Revolution was a time of huge upheaval and political turmoil. Photo: AFP
The Cultural Revolution was a time of huge upheaval and political turmoil. Photo: AFP
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