Chinese Literature Magazine 1969
1969 was dominated by the preparation, holding and assessment of the 9th National Congress of the Communist Party of China – the first during the period of the Great Socialist Cultural Revolution – which was held in April.
This was a Congress of renovation and reiteration of the Socialist road along which the Communist Party of China, under the revolutionary leadership of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, sought to lead the workers and peasants of the country.
At the end of 1968 the Red Guards had ‘stormed the headquarters’ and the revisionists and ‘capitalist-roaders’ within the heart of the Party were exposed and purged. This included Liu Shao-chi and his second in command Teng Tsiao-ping and their fall from grace was covered in items published during 1969.
It was also in 1969 that there was a massive promotion of the Revolutionary Peking Operas and Ballets and images from these works of art were used to illustrate many of the covers of Chinese Literature that year.
On the Docks (a revolutionary model Peking opera)
LITERARY CRITICISM AND REPUDIATION: Peasants Criticise the Revisionist Line in Literature and Art
REVOLUTIONARY STORIES: Debate over a Piece of Land – Lo Chung-tung
LITERARY CRITICISM AND REPUDIATION: Lackey of Imperialism, Revisionism and Reaction; Renegade to Socialism – Chen Mou
REVOLUTIONARY STORIES: The Story of Protecting Chairman Mao’s Portrait
LITERARY CRITICISM AND REPUDIATION: We are history’s witnesses
Unmask the ‘Leader of the Workers’ Movement’
PRESS COMMUNIQUE OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE NINTH NATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA – April I, 1969
The first Party Congress since the beginning of the Great Socialist Cultural Revolution
Red Detachment of Women (a revolutionary model ballet)
ON THE REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION: How the Old Poor Peasant Set Up a School
LITERARY CRITICISM AND REPUDIATION: Sinister Exemplar of Liu Shao-chi’s Theory ‘Exploitation has its merit’
The Press Communique, issued on April 24th 1969, at the conclusion of the 9th Congress of the Communist Party of China
‘Guerrillas of the Plain’ (a film story)
Song of New Horizons (Poem) – Chi Nien-tung
‘A Soldier and an Old Woman’ (Short story) – Sha Hung-ping
(Most of this edition devoted to the 9th Congress)
Report to the Ninth National Congress of the Communist Party of China – Lin Piao
The Constitution of the Communist Party of China
REVOLUTIONARY STORIES: ‘Moistened by rain and dew, young crops grow strong’
NOTES ON ART: Red Artist-Soldiers and the Revolution in Fine Arts Education
Ugly performance of self-exposure – Chung Jen
REVOLUTIONARY STORIES: Raising seedlings
LITERARY CRITICISM AND REPUDIATION:
Comments on Stanislavsky’s ‘System’
Speech by Premier Chou En-lai – At the Reception Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China
Fight for the Further Consolidation of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat – In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China