China: Revolution’s victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (2/4) – John Kennedy

From Global Voices Online:

…What I mean to say is that practically with the first wave of reforming through land laborÔºàÂúüÊîπÔºâ, large numbers of intellectuals had already had the piss frightened out of them. A few of them might have have stronger bodies, maybe they managed to hold it, but in the end, 1957, all of them had been shaken out. It can be said thus: all intellectuals had given up by 1957, such people no longer even existed. Even Liang ShumingÔºàÊ¢Åʺ±Ê∫üÔºâ had opposed Mao Zedong since 1953, but in the end went silent as well. And Liang Shuming was really cool. A book came out recently, “Will This World Be Well Again?”ÔºàËøô‰∏™‰∏ñÁï剺ö•ΩÂêóÔºüÔºâ, conversations between Liang Shuming and American professor Ai Kai. Liang’s education isn’t very high, he’s the same age as Mao Zedong. The basic knowledge of his early education wasn’t very high; he hasn’t even read the China studies classics. That’s why I feel Mr. Liang Shuming’s academic contributions are certainly not hight. But Mr. Liang’s contribution of personal moral character in the 20th century, I feel, is enough to make the majority of intellectuals blush with shame. This person opposed Mao Zedong, opposed many things….[Full Text]


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