02 Jul '11, 1am

The Chinese Communist Party Turns 90 | Care2 Causes

The Chinese Communist Party Turns 90 | Care2 Causes

My grandparents on both sides left China before the Communists came to power. For several years, my mother’s father, a UC Berkeley-educated civil engineer, spoke of a desire to go back there and “rebuild China.” Then came the rise Mao Zedong in 1949, when the leaders of the Kuomintang party fled to Taiwan and dubbed the former island of Formosa the Republic of China. Then came the Great Leap Forward in 1958 when Mao collectivized farming and millions died of starvation, and then, in 1966, the brutal horrors of the Cultural Revolution, which I heard about directly from the many relatives my grandfather’s second wife , Laura, brought to the US, one by one starting in the late 1970s. Laura’s father was a Baptist minister in Shanghai and her brother and many sisters had lived a cultured life, many trained as classical musicians and opera singers. All of this ended when they we...

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