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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 –  Friday, March 31, 2017

From Propaganda Mobilization to Youth Demobilization: Selected Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) Sources in the Yale University Library

This new exhibit in the East Asia Library in Sterling Memorial Library, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Featuring selected historical sources and research works in the library’s collections, it showcases propaganda mobilization and youth demobilization during the Revolution. In particular, it highlights the “Rent Collection Courtyard” 收租院, a revolutionary sculpture series which was first collectively produced by artists in Sichuan 四川 province in 1965 illustrating the landlord-peasant relationship in the “old society,” and “educated youth” 知青 – a group of urban youth who were “sent down” to live and work in rural and frontier areas as part of the nationwide “Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside 上山下乡” movement (1968-1980).


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Open to: Yale community
Admission: Free
Contact Information: Yale University Library, 203-432-1810

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