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Chinese Cultural Revolution Resources: Primary Resources

Resources on Chinese Cultural Revolution

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   Search by keywords: Chinese cultural revolution, China, 1966-1976, Mao Zedong

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The CR/10 Project: China's Cultural Revolution in Memories

CR/10 (Cultural Revolution: 10) is an oral history project initiated by the University of Pittsburgh in 2015, which was developed as a crowd-sourcing project in 2016 and continues to the present. UNC Library contributed to the source content with interviews of CR witness or family members who lived in North Carolina. You may visit The CR/10 Project site for more information.

Here are three audio/video interviews that were conducted in person in Cary and Chapel Hill of North Carolina. The interviewees are asked to discuss the experiences that left the deepest impressions on them—what they most want to share with the audience. At the interviewee's request, some of the videos have been replaced with a still photo obscuring the interviewee's identity. 

"You may not believe in me, you may doubt me, but you may not doubt the Communist Party."

  • The interview subject was born in the 1960s and lived in a small city in Anhui from 1966 to 1976. Her family background was classified as military and her occupation during the Cultural Revolution was a student. The highest level of education she has achieved is college.

"Each person carried a bit of dust when the Cultural Revolution ended."​

  • The interview subject was born in the 1950s and lived in an urban area of Heilongjiang from 1966 to 1976. His family background was classified as intellectual and his occupation during the Cultural Revolution was a student. The highest level of education he has achieved is college.

"[We] were all brainwashed."

  • The interview subject was born in the 1960s and lived in an urban area of Beijing from 1966 to 1976. His family background was classified as intellectual and his occupation during the Cultural Revolution was a student. The highest level of education he has achieved is graduate. 

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