Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Old Liuzhou in Pictures No. 1

Young People’s Go and Work in the Countryside and Mountain Areas Mobilisation Mass Meeting

This photograph was taken in 1973, during Mao’s cultural revolution when the youth was running out of control led by the “Red Guards”. It shows a mass meeting of young people about to be sent to the countryside to “learn from the peasants”.

A lucky few were sent within Guangxi, but many were sent to the ends of China. Many never returned.

The location for the rally was the People’s Square in central Liuzhou (opposite Bubugao now).  The building was on the southern edge of the square, but has long gone.

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5 Responses to “Old Liuzhou in Pictures No. 1”

  1. David Says:

    I notice this is No. 1 so hope that , just like the food and bridges , it’ll be a series we can look forward to (?)

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    That’s the plan. I have hundreds.

  3. David Says:

    weekly please

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    I’ll do my best.

  5. Jay Says:

    I remember seeing a movie made about this, very sad about a young girl sent to the country side to be part of a horse riding trope- she died in despair

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