History of Cultural Revolution
Right to Rebel
On the Road
Some people lost their lives or went to prison during the Cultural Revolution. But even for those who stayed at home, life was disrupted. Intellectuals and professionals were criticized and lost their jobs. Urban youth were sent down to the countryside after the excesses of the first two years of the revolution. In addition to work, everybody's day was filled with required political meetings, rallies, and study sessions.
Nevertheless, life went on. The most ordinary activities were steeped in revolutionary images and slogans. Even kitchenware was revolutionary.
This page last updated September 25, 2002