Born Red A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution

Born Red
Auteur: Yuan Gao Gao Yuan
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780804713696
  • Druk: Twenty-Third an
  • juni 1987
  • 416 pagina's
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Born Red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. It was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement was spent, and Gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts as he understood them at the time. Gao's father was a county political official who was in and out of trouble during those years, and the intense interplay between father and son and the differing perceptions and impact of the Cultural Revolution for the two generations provide both an unusual perspective and some extraordinary moving moments. He also makes deft use of traditional mythology and proverbial wisdom to link, sometimes ironically, past and present. Gao relates in vivid fashion how students-turned-Red Guards held mass rallies against 'capitalist roader' teachers and administrators, marching them through the streets to the accompaniment of chants and jeers and driving some of them to suicide. Eventually the students divided into two factions, and school and town became armed camps. Gao tells of the exhilaration that he and his comrades experienced at their initial victories, of their deepening disillusionment as they utter defeat as the tumultuous first phase of the Cultural Revolution came to a close. The portraits of the persons to whom Gao introduces us - classmates, teachers, family members - gain weight and density as the story unfolds, so that in the end we see how they all became victims of the dynamics of a mass movement out of control.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
Twenty-Third an
Verschijningsdatum
juni 1987
Aantal pagina's
416 pagina's
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Auteur(s)
Yuan Gao Gao Yuan
Uitgever
Stanford University Press

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9780804713696

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485 g
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Ja
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152 mm
Verpakking hoogte
229 mm
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229 mm

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