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  • The Old Man of Heron Village on May 23, 2013

    This book tells the story of a hard-working respectful farmer who was prosecuted for a senseless absurd reason beyond our imagination during China’s culture revolution. The old man absolutely worshipped Chairman Mao Zedong and loved him, as millions of people did during that period. However, ironically, his pure love of Chairman Mao brought him unexpected trouble: humiliation, abuses, torture, and death penalty. Although it is impossible to provide a thorough background for such a massive social-political movement of China in this short story, this book helps you to visualize how China’s culture revolution affected ordinary people’s life. This book is essentially the story of one man, however, the author did a good job presenting various people’s completely different mindsets during that period. Overall, this is an interesting book that can spark more interest on the rich history of China’s culture revolution not only for foreigners, but also for native Chinese people.
  • The Old Man of Heron Village on May 23, 2013

    This book tells the story of a hard-working respectful farmer who was prosecuted for a senseless absurd reason beyond our imagination during China’s culture revolution. The old man absolutely worshipped Chairman Mao Zedong and loved him, as millions of people did during that period. However, ironically, his pure love of Chairman Mao brought him unexpected trouble: humiliation, abuses, torture, and death penalty. Although it is impossible to provide a thorough background for such a massive social-political movement of China in this short story, this book helps you to visualize how China’s culture revolution affected ordinary people’s life. This book is essentially the story of one man, however, the author did a good job presenting various people’s completely different mindsets during that period. Overall, this is an interesting book that can spark more interest on the rich history of China’s culture revolution not only for foreigners, but also for native Chinese people.