Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution (Compact Disc)

Red Memory: The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution By Tania Branigan, Rebecca Lam (Read by) Cover Image
By Tania Branigan, Rebecca Lam (Read by)
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An indelible exploration of the invisible scar that runs through the heart of Chinese society and the souls of its citizens. "It is impossible to understand China today without understanding the Cultural Revolution," Tania Branigan writes. During this decade of Maoist fanaticism between 1966 and 1976, children turned on parents, students condemned teachers, and as many as two million people died for their supposed political sins, while tens of millions were hounded, ostracized, and imprisoned. Yet in China this brutal and turbulent period exists, for the most part, as an absence; official suppression and personal trauma have conspired in national amnesia. Red Memory uncovers forty years of silence through the stories of individuals who lived through the madness. Deftly exploring how this era defined a generation and continues to impact China today, Branigan asks: What happens to a society when you can no longer trust those closest to you? What happens to the present when the past is buried, exploited, or redrawn? And how do you live with yourself when the worst is over?

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212962933
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Language: English