Eyewitness: Cultural Revolution – BBC News
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).