China's Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969: Not a Dinner Party

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way carrying through the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to the end.

Cheng Yulian, barber, Nanyi Hairdressing Salon
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One Hundred Items for Destroying the Old
and Establishing the New

Beijing No. 26 Middle School Red Guards

Source: Chinese Sociology and Anthropology: A Journal of Translations, Vol. 2, No. 3-4, Spring-Summer 1970, pp. 215-26. Revised translation by Douglas Merwin .

The onrushing tide of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is just now crashing down on the remnant strength of the bourgeoisie with the might of a thunderbolt, washing the old ideology, the old culture, the old customs, and the old habits of the bourgeoisie down the stream. Chairman Mao tells us: "In the last analysis, all the truths of Marxism can be summed up in one sentence. 'To rebel is justified.'" The present Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution must overthrow the old ideology, the old culture, the old customs, and the old habits; to rebel all out against the bourgeoisie is to completely smash the bourgeoisie, to establish the proletariat on a grand scale, to make the radiance of great Mao Zedong Thought illuminate the entire capital, the entire nation, the entire world. Armed with great Mao Zedong Thought we are the most militant troops, the mortal enemy of the "four olds"; we are the destroyers of the old world; we are the creators of the new world. We must raise high the great red banner of Mao Zedong Thought, open savage fire on the "four olds," smash to bits imperialist, revisionist, and bourgeois goods and all things not in accord with Chairman Mao's thought. We must thoroughly clear the books of the utterly illogical

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