Grieving at Chongqing’s Red Guard Graveyard: In the Name of Life Itself

  title={Grieving at Chongqing’s Red Guard Graveyard: In the Name of Life Itself},
  author={Everett Yuehong Zhang},
  journal={The China Journal},
  pages={24 - 47}
  • E. Zhang
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Sociology
  • The China Journal
This article presents a historical and ethnographic account of the event of mourning at the Graveyard for the Red Guards in Chongqing. Built in the Cultural Revolution to glorify about 450 Red Guards as “revolutionary martyrs”, this graveyard testifies to the tragic nature of their deaths, which resulted from fighting between two factions for their shared goal of “defending Chairman Mao”. The post-Mao reform negated the Cultural Revolution. In a way, their deaths and mourning their deaths were… 

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