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Cultural Revolution

Guo Lusheng and underground poetry during the Cultural Revolution

Today is the final day of Poetry Month, celebrated every April. We commemorated it with a series of articles about…

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Anniversaries: The Olympics and the Cultural Revolution

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Beijing Olympic Games, which officially began at 8:08 p.m. on the eighth day…

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State textbook publisher denies censorship of the Cultural Revolution

The South China Morning Post reports that the People’s Education Press (PEP), a state-run publication house, dismissed (in Chinese) widespread accusations that it had…

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When words kill: ‘Big-character posters’ are testament to tenacity and suffering in one of China’s darkest periods

In a new exhibition at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, curators have brought together a collection of dazibao and a…

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Sinica backgrounder: 40 years of change in China, from the end of the Cultural Revolution to today

A reading list to accompany the Sinica Podcast interview with John Holden, a longtime China expert and firsthand witness of the nation's…

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