China in My Eyes

50 years of continued friendship

Signs of Revolution

The only book they carried was a little red book. Propaganda posters and theatre all repeated the revolutionary line for change and reform. The emphasis was to get of the Four Olds; customs, cultures, habits, and ideas. Governments sets targets for people to reach, making it so that anybody was a target to be disciplined.

Propaganda poster

Propaganda poster

Beijing National Day Celebration 1965

Beijing National Day Celebration 1965

Beijing National Day Celebration 1965

 

Beijing people and scenery 1965-6. The Red scarf was an a sign of the future young revolutionaries

 

 

Theatre changed to uphold revolutionary propaganda and rid China of the Four Olds which exploited the masses.

Revolutionary Drama changed so that only 7 plays were shown over the 10 years of the Cultural Revolution.

Revolutionary Drama changed so that only 7 plays were shown over the 10 years of the Cultural Revolution.

Beijing revolutionary opera

Beijing revolutionary opera

The White Haired Girl

The White Haired Girl

Street theatre supporting the struggle in Vietnam.

Buildings had Mao’s face mounted on them all with revolutionary slogans

Street performances Beijing 1966 denouncing capitalism

Beijing people and scenery 1965-6

Links to other pages under the section ‘Life in China 1964-66’

Life in Beijing in the 1960s

Stephen 

First Students

Street Scenes

Places Visited

Beidahe

Wuhan Diary

Various travels 1970s & 80s