Red-Color News Soldier

[Li Zhensheng] À Red-Color News Soldier ☆ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Red-Color News Soldier Tin Turtle said This is a great book for anyone who is interested in the CR. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in the CR as well as the history surrounding Harbin. I purchased it for an older relative who lived through these times as a young man and even though he cannot read English he was very happy to receive the book.. Five Stars great pics and fundamental documentation on what happened in 1966-76. Amazing For those readers whose knowledge of the Great Leap Forward and the Cu

Red-Color News Soldier

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Rating : 4.22 (852 Votes)
Asin : 0714843083
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 316 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-10-06
Language : English

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He is the author of a distinguished body of work on the history of modern China, including the seminal book, The Search for Modern China (1990). His work has appeared in major magazines worldwide including Time, The New York Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, and Le Nouvel Observateur. Li Zhensheng was born in Dalian, China, in 1940. After studying film, he joined The Heilongjiang Daily as a photojournalist in 1

Tin Turtle said This is a great book for anyone who is interested in the CR. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in the CR as well as the history surrounding Harbin. I purchased it for an older relative who lived through these times as a young man and even though he cannot read English he was very happy to receive the book.. Five Stars great pics and fundamental documentation on what happened in 1966-76. Amazing For those readers whose knowledge of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution is limited to film, here is a document that shows that most, if not all, of those scenes were not exaggerated. These photographs do more than document. There is something uncanny about them, as though the events depicted happened only yesterday, or as though they happened to YOU. The text that accompanies the photographs foll

In it, he states: 'Li was tracking human tragedies and personal foibles with a precision that was to create an enduring legacy not only for his contemporaries but for the generations of his countrymen then unborn. The Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) remains one of the most catastrophic and complicated political movements of the twentieth century. Almost no visual documentation of the period exists and that which does is biased due to government control over media, arts and cultural institutions. Li Zhensheng (b.1940) - a photo journalist living in the northern Chinese province of Heilongjiang - managed, at great personal risk, to hide and preserve for decades over 20,000 stills. This account has remained unseen until now, except for some eight photographs that were released for publication in 1987. As Westerners confront the multiplicity of his images, they too can come to understand something of the agonizing paradoxes that lay at the centre of this protracted human disaster.' This book excels as a volume of both compelling photography and riveting historical record. Jonathan Spence, Yale Professor and pre-eminient historian of modern China, presents a rigorous introduction. The images are powerful representations of the turbulent period, including photographs of unruly Red Guard rallies and relentless public denunciations and Mao's rural

Moreover, it's the only complete record of the Cultural Revolution known to exist. Li's readable text describing the impact of the Cultural Revolution on his life.' (The Washington Times) 'The first complete photo history to present China's dark Cultural Revolution (1966-76) in all its inhumanity.' (Entertainment Weekly) 'This is a startling and unique perspective.' (The Christian Science Monitor) 'These images are rare and powerful reminders of events that might otherwise have been forgotten By capturing that decade of shame and destruction, and preserving it forever on paper, Li has challenged the world never to forget.' (Reader's Digest) 'A minutely documented (the 285 prints were gleaned from the tens of thousands of negatives Li hid under his floorboards), scrupulously honest (the book orders all the prints strictly chronologically, and all are uncropped) record of the revolution.' (The Atlantic Monthly) 'With Red-Color News Soldier

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