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“after unleashing the Red Guards … to serve his political purposes, Mao Zedong was no longer able to control them. ”
These words leaped out at me yesterday while rereading an old copy of Nien Cheng’s classic “Life and Death in Shanghai.”
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[Yao Nien-Yuan 姚念媛] (1915 - 2009) Chinese author who recounted her harrowing experiences during the Cultural Revolution in her memoir 'Life and Death in Shanghai'
Life and Death in Shanghai, 1987
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China, Communism, Insurgence, History, Culture, Free Thought, Revolution, Oppression, Propaganda