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Chinese Cultural Revolution Resources: Art, Film, and Literature

Resources on Chinese Cultural Revolution


Tian Yu (Xiu Xiu, The Sent Down Gir) / 天浴  By Joan Chen (陈冲)
Media & Design Center Library Use Only - 65-V7655

Farewell my Concubine / 霸王别姬 By Kaige Chen (陈凯歌)
Media & Design Center Library Use Only - 65-DVD582

Hibiscus Town / 芙蓉镇 By Jin Xie (谢晋)
Media & Design Center Library Use Only - 65-V2626

To Live / 活着 Yimou By ZHang (张艺谋)
Media & Design Center Library Use Only - 65-DVD10293

Shower / 洗澡 By Yang Zhang (张杨)
Media & Design Center Library Use Only - 65-VCD110 pt.1 / 65-VCD110 pt.2

Documentary Film

Though I am Gone / 我虽死去 By Jie Hu (胡杰)

"Hu, Jie interviews the husband of Bian Zhongyun, principal of a Beijing middle school beaten to death during the Cultural Revolution by her own students...Hu’s film not only interrogates the Cultural Revolution, but also the compulsion and need to witness, document, and record."



Memoirs (English):

Digital Collections

Images of Daily Life in China during the Cultural Revolution
Images of daily life in China during the Cultural Revolution, maintained by Professor William A. Joseph at Wellesley college who visited China in 1972 and took lots of valuable pictures during his visit.

Morning Sun: a Film and Website about Cultural Revolution
"A range of techniques and perspectives are used in the Morning Sun website to reflect on the origins and history of the Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976)."

Remembrance: 記憶
"an electronic journal edited by Cultural Revolution historians in China."

Down to the Countryside Movement
Unique collection of memoirs, photographs, correspondence, and other primary sources from China’s former Rusticated Youth.