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Wushu and the Second Cultural Revolution
In 1966, the Chinese government began a violent purge of traditional culture. Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong called for the abolishment of all things old, and enlisted a youth militia to perform the destruction. Local police were forbidden to interfere. Mao’s regime criminalized the practice of traditional wushu. Threatened by harassment, imprisonment or torture at … Continue reading Wushu and the Second Cultural Revolution