“…I could no longer control my tears… I sobbed…. For all the thousands and thousands of innocent men and women who were mercilessly persecuted by the Maoists. “Oh God! Why this waste of our lives?” I asked.”
Ouyang Xiang, son of the former first secretary of Heilongjiang’s provincial party committee, was dragged outside the North Plaza Hotel, persecuted for sending an unsigned letter to the provincial revolutionary committee defending his denounced father. Three days later, he was pushed out of a third-story window of the building where he was held. The official report called his death a suicide. Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Nov. 30, 1968. Li Zhensheng
"cultural" revolution... >.<
末代皇帝-溥儀 Emperor Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, ca 1910
Chinese Cultural Revolution 1966: Inspired by Mao, student radicals wanted to launch a revolution that would "negate the past 17 years" and "smash" the authority of old communists on the mainland. Radical Red Guards wanted to transform the People's Republic of China into the "People's Commune of China." Revolutionary upheaval would become a "permanent" way of life, and society would function without any institutionalized leadership.
THE FANTASTICAL FINGERNALS OF OLD DR. DING -- ca.1905 photo from OLD CHINA
Red guards of remote areas of Heilongjiang Province arrived in Haerbin, the Capital city of Heilongjiang, after walking several hundred miles. They were excited to buy Essays of Mao Zedong at a Xinhua bookstore.
zhou en-lai and mao tse-tung on the long march, 1935