‘Let the cultural relics talk’: collector marks China’s Cultural Revolution

Reuters in Chengdu | The Guardian

15 May 2016

Tucked away in south-western China’s Sichuan province, a private collector stands virtually alone in exhibiting relics from the 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution.

Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the political movement, with no official commemorations planned. Official records whitewash the details of the period, but admit that Mao Zedong made major mistakes.

The 1958-1961 Great Leap Forward, when millions starved to death in Mao’s botched industrialisation campaign, and the Cultural Revolution, are two of modern China’s most sensitive historical events. Read More


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