Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wuxi Tony Update #341: Cultural Revolution Redux Restaurant with the Gr...

2 comments:

Colin Corneau said...

That is really, really...odd.

Those years of upheaval seemed so traumatic to so many in China.

Do you think this is a way to deal with that time, that by making light of it the people can come to grips with those memories?

Andis Kaulins said...

Part of it is making light of it. Part of it is nostalgia. I still see people purposely putting portraits of Chairman Mao in their homes and cars. I have seem portraits of Stalin in restaurants.

In fact, in Russia, many pine for the days of Communism and think Stalin was a great guy.

Even the worse leaders have their admirers.