Eyewitness: Cultural Revolution – BBC News

A Cultural Revolution feature from BBC News (link):

Survivors from the decade-long turmoil recounted their experiences for the BBC’s Chinese Service.

Son of torture victim

My father came back from America in 1948. He was a physician in the United States – a very honest and conscientious doctor.

Because he had been in America, he was accused of being an American spy. What was the evidence? He had a radio. They said it was a radio-transmitter and someone actually saw him sending information.

It was nonsense, of course, but he was then locked into a room. He was interrogated and beaten.

See also – “How has China changed since the Cultural Revolution?” comments from BBC readers (link); – “Cultural Revolution memories fade” (link); – “China marks Cultural Revolution” (link); – “Visiting Mao’s family home” BBC’s photo slideshow on the Cultural Revolution (link); – Radio Free Asia’s “Forty Years On, China¬°¬Øs Cultural Revolution Still a Forbidden Zone” (link); and “Forgetting the Cultural Revolution” from the Useless Tree blog (link).

May 15, 2006 11:03 PM
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