Culture’s Long March from Revolution to Crises

From the English version of Caixin:

Flames of the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976 consumed many but also engendered a skeptical generation that’s marched along a winding road of Chinese cultural change for the past 30 years.

The narrative of the nation’s revolutionary era yielded to pop songs and the questionings of Pan Xiao in the 1980s, a return to ancient Chinese classics and rising consumerism in the 1990s, and more recently a credibility crisis at all levels of society that’s further fanned the fire of skepticism.

Through this period, China experienced a crisis of faith as well as a crisis of belief. But how will we fare given the latest manifestation of cultural development – a crisis of credibility?


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