[R-G] William Hinton: 1919-2004
mstainsby at resist.ca
Tue May 18 12:52:18 MDT 2004
One of the greatest voices that addressed the English-speaking world on
behalf of the Chinese Revolution under Mao Zedong, and later against the
betrayals of the Deng Xiao-Ping reversal, has died. This is truly sad news.
For those under forty five, I always recommend reading either "Fanshen"
(the story of the Chinese Revolution from one peasant village), "Hundred
Days War" (detailing one university and the struggles-- as they saw it--
carried out by the Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution) or, perhaps most
importantly, "The Great Reversal" (detailing the destruction of the massive
communes, peasant collective life and the Iron Rice Bowl after Deng took
over the Communist Party of China after the death of Mao).
Hinton will be greatly missed by writers and readers alike.
In the contradiction lies the hope
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