Tag Archives: Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

The GPCR (HUM470)

GPCR poster

To villages we go, to the borders we go, to places in the fatherland where we are most needed we go.

Tuesday we begin our discussion of Rae Yang’s memoir of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Spider Eaters. Students interested in some historical context might take a tour of Morning Sun . Here’s a clip from a documentary of the same name:

An article from the Monthly Review on the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.

Quotes from the Little Red Book:

“The world is yours, as well as ours, but in the last analysis, it is yours. You young people, full of vigour and vitality, are in the bloom of life, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Our hope is placed on you.


The world belongs to you. China’s future belongs to you.”

— Mao Zedong (1957)

“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”

— Mao Zedong (1927)