Tibet During the Cultural Revolution

From Letters from China blog:

The photographs were taken by Woeser (ÂîØËâ≤)’s father, a Tibetan People’s Liberation Army’s officer:

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The Red Guards who damaged the Jokhang Temple. Most of them were the students of Lhasa Secondary School. There was a portrait of Mao Zedong. The banner reads: “Completely destroy the old world! We shall be the master of the new world.”

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The Female Living Buddha and her parents were “criticised and struggled against”.

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This photograph was shown to a Tibetan, who said: “Look, the windows were broken. There’s a big hole in the boy’s sleeve. He was even holding a script prepared by some others. Did he really understand what he said? The people around him were so confused. It’s like they were manipulated. This is Tibet’s Cultural Revolution.” [Click to See All]

April 13, 2007 8:32 PM
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