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“During the Revolution 3200 title were written and illustrated that were variation on how Mao’s word would save the day. These 4 x 5 inch comic books were everywhere. They were ordered out of the libraries and destroyed around 1992. What do you know of these? I have about 10,000 copies. They are quite beautiful.”

“My grand-aunt told me that what she remembers most is the feeling of fear. In the midst of the revolution, she and her husband had to move to the countryside, change their names and live incognito. Even though her husband was in the Communist party himself, her brother was a Nationalist. Just because of this relation, they knew that they were going to be punished so my grand-aunt knew they had to go into hiding, even though they haven’t done anything wrong. One day someone knocked on their door, and it was a Red Guard. He said he knew who they were. My grand-aunt told me that she was later subjected to torture, publicly humiliated, and asked to clean up the streets.”

“he was young and charismatic. he was burdened with the suffering of the nation and stepped up to the stage of politics. all he wanted to do was to save his people. not that he didn’t. he turned china into a Marxist world, the dream of that great thinker. then there comes the revolution. “people all became mad”. if you have any idea, what it is like when the entire nation becomes mad. all you experience is fear, and distrust. 10 years of torture, 10 years of madness…”

“love it !”

“I had the chance to visit the exhibit on Saturday and I thought it was very interesting. I especially loved the photography and videos of the Long March Project. Kudos to the artists.”