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Ten years of cultural revolution: From passion to depression   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-10-3 13:52:43 |Display all floors
funnywoman Post time: 2013-9-28 23:40
It is twisted time in Chinese history, with few people willing to remember.

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seneca Post time: 2013-10-2 03:19
"...destroyed hundreds of millions of Chinese lives..." Tsk, tsk, you forgot the meaning of "milli ...

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Post time 2013-10-3 14:00:00 |Display all floors
I've heard that there was also a lot of violence during the Cultural Revolution. In Chongqing, at least, there were some groups of students fighting each other for control.
Of course, the photos show a whitewashed version of the story.
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Post time 2013-10-3 14:38:26 |Display all floors
Few people ever bother with those few short years
many young ones were born many years later
they're rich today and care little about those years
older ones, some have fond memories,
others not bothered and remember little about those years
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Post time 2013-10-3 18:45:11 |Display all floors
correction Post time: 2013-10-3 16:38
Few people ever bother with those few short years
many young ones were born many years later
they're ...

Its a lot like periods that other countries went through of internal struggle. Other countries went through longer periods of things like slavery and ending in a four year civil war in the USA. The British civil wars lasted much longer 1638-60.. India had a long spell of different kingdoms fighting each other-many initiated by the British in a planned manner to get them all under one British rule. All such wars and revolutions are invariably violent and shed a lot of blood. Atleast then, most people actually fought or had a chance to defend themselves and died. Now, entire populations and hundreds of thousands are just bombed and killed even if they are non-participants..
Countries move on and dont dwell too much on the negatives, pick up the positives and build on that. Looks like China has done that too and is prospering now. Good for China!

Human history is not pretty, but there are pretty good lessons to learn from it.
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Post time 2013-10-3 23:56:44 |Display all floors
KIyer Post time: 2013-10-3 02:45
Its a lot like periods that other countries went through of internal struggle. Other countries wen ...

In the US at least we learn a little about the negatives. From what I've heard, many Chinese know nothing about the negative things that happened during the Cultural Revolution.
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Post time 2013-10-4 06:18:06 |Display all floors
SoCalChevy Post time: 2013-10-4 01:56
In the US at least we learn a little about the negatives. From what I've heard, many Chinese know  ...

Perhaps we dont know what most of the Chinese know or dont know about their revolution. Many westerners dont know what really was their own history - it has been glossed over or revised to rationalize many unspeakable crimes..
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