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The East is Red

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The East is Red (1965)

117 min - Music, Propaganda - 30 January 1965
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Pre-Cultural Revolution propaganda at its most lavish, this model opera depicts the history and evolution of the Communist Party of China under Mao Zedong from its founding in July 1921 to the establishment of "New China" in 1949. Detailed in the musical are several key events in CPC history such as the Northern Expedition, the KMT-led Shanghai massacre of 1927, the Nanchang Uprising and formation of the People's Liberation Army, the Long March and the founding of the PRC on October 1, 1949.

Director:  Ping Wang

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Pre-Cultural Revolution propaganda at its most lavish, this model opera depicts the history and evolution of the Communist Party of China under Mao Zedong from its founding in July 1921 to the establishment of "New China" in 1949. Detailed in the musical are several key events in CPC history such as the Northern Expedition, the KMT-led Shanghai massacre of 1927, the Nanchang Uprising and formation of the People's Liberation Army, the Long March and the founding of the PRC on October 1, 1949.


Collections: Ping Wang

Genres: Music, Propaganda

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  30 January 1965

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Runtime:  1 h 57 min

Pre-Cultural Revolution propaganda at its most lavish, this model opera depicts the history and evolution of the Communist Party of China under Mao Zedong from its founding in July 1921 to the establishment of “New China” in 1949.

The East is Red

“The East Is Red” is a song that was the de facto anthem of the People’s Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s. The lyrics of the song were attributed to Li Youyuan, a farmer from northern Shaanxi, and the melody was derived from a local folk song. Li Youyuan got his inspiration upon seeing the rising sun in the morning of a sunny day.

Simplified Chinese lyrics:
东方红,太阳升,
中国出了个毛泽东。
他为人民谋幸福,
呼尔嗨哟,他是人民大救星!
他为人民谋幸福,
呼尔嗨哟,他是人民大救星!

毛主席,爱人民,
他是我们的带路人,
为了建设新中国,
呼尔嗨哟,领导我们向前进!
为了建设新中国,
呼尔嗨哟,领导我们向前进!

共产党,像太阳,
照到哪里哪里亮。
哪里有了共产党,
呼尔嗨哟,哪里人民得解放!
哪里有了共产党,
呼尔嗨哟,哪里人民得解放!

东方红,太阳升,
中国出了个毛泽东。
他为人民谋幸福,
呼尔嗨哟,他是人民大救星!
他为人民谋幸福,
呼尔嗨哟,他是人民大救星!
大救星!