Theme: Society & Culture | Content Type: Journal article

Let's be more ‘dialectical’ about China

John Gittings



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Across the lane in Shanghai was a house that had remained empty for so long that the wisteria grew all the way around the garden. No one would live in it because of the suicide there, one of thousands in Mao's Cultural Revolution. (The house was eventually bought by a foreign company who chopped down the wisteria). It took some time to get the story—from someone who as a small boy saw the Red Guards come down the lane and denounce Yan Huizhu, a famous singer of Chinese opera.

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    John Gittings

    John Gittings worked for many years as the Guardian's foreign leader-writer and China specialist. He has also written extensively on cold war politics and is a research associate at SOAS Centre for Chinese Studies.

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