Graduating students from Huazhong Normal University pose as Red Guards holding the fLittle Red Book or photos in front of a library. Facing graduation this summer, young people from colleges across the country have posted photos online recently in a variety of striking poses, some of which have been controversial.\
Those photos aroused hot debates among the Chinese netizens. Some of them blamed the students too naive to wear Culture Revolution marked old military uniforms just for fun.
Indeed, these years, the phenomenon regarding the “Culture Revolution symbols” as a fashion way is not rare, even the movie stars also take photos with Culture Revolution style. As well as some foreigners in China are also like to post videos wearing old military uniforms and singing revolutionary songs on the internet.
The symbols of culture revolution becomes popular has its special reason. Although we should not blame those college students too much, the lessons from history also cannot be ignored.Meanwhile, we can also understand those persons who concern the trace of Culture Revolution resurgence. Premier Wen Jiabao also reminded the tragedy of it might happen again. If the nations lack of reflection of historical tragedies and the emotional crux of this period cannot be eased, all the things are easily symbolization.
Young people don’t recognize the connections between those symbols fashions and the tragedies during the culture revolution. And all the stuffs marked red are regard as memories of old days.
The lessons of history in China, especially the Culture Revolution, should be learned by all the nations across this country. However, the situation of it becomes more and more complicated for the students. In the textbooks of history in schools, there are seldom words mentioned about the Culture Revolution and even in the scholar institutes such as colleges, not many people doing researches about this period are regarded as non-mainstream. Not mention that the museums about the Culture Revolution have not been built yet since Ba Jin the famous writer in China suggested to many years ago.
On one hand, Culture Revolution is only two ephemeral and abstract words for young people China.One the other hand, the sense of distance of Culture Revolution arouses exotic feelings to the foreigners, even if China has denied it for a long time. For many foreigners, stuffs with symbols of Culture Revolution are attractive so much and actions such as singing red songs are interested for them. Not a few foreigners are huge fans of revolution, and they think the Culture Revolution is a great change for the world and miss it so much.