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Lily Street ,a historical shopping street in Jinan. On May 27, 1966, the Cultural Revolution started in Jinan with an article in the local newspaper "Jinan Evening News" ( ) that denounced vice-governor Yu Xiu as a Bourgeois (Bourgeoisie) agent within the government. Starting from early June 1966, the schools in Jinan were closed down by strikes as teachers were "struggled against". At the same time, big

-character poster s started to appear in the city. Red Guards (Red Guards (China)) took to the streets of Jinan from late August 1966 onwards, damaging cultural heritage and setting up courts to prosecute perceived enemies of the revolution. In the spring of 1967, the "May 7th Incident" took place: When Zhang Chunqiao and Yao Wenyuan, both later reviled as members of the Gang of Four, visited Jinan to support the Cultural Revolution


of Marxism in the 1920s, anarchism and socialism were major influences among radical students. Zhu adopted radical anarchist and oeuvrierist views, was an active student writer and editor and pioneered the use of the 'big-character poster.' Taking active part in the student protests that erupted following the Paris Peace Talks and the Treaty of Versailles, and which developed into the patriotic and anti-feudalistic May Fourth Movement in 1919, Zhu was arrested by Beijing's


in a glimpse of the politics and art of Mao-era China. Posters, memorabilia, photos, and even "大字报" (dazibao: big character posters) can be found in rotating exhibition. Due to the controversial nature of the historical items stored here, the museum is quite difficult to find, and unlabeled from the outside. Well worth the hunt, the museum boasts a wide array of art and political relics from 20th century China. *


democratic dissent. Beginning in December 1978, in line with the Communist Party of China's policy of "seeking truth from facts (Seek truth from facts)," activists in the Democracy movement—such as Xu Wenli—recorded news and ideas, often in the form of big-character posters (''dazibao''), during a period known as the "Beijing Spring". The first posting on the Wall was by a poet from Guizhou province, Huang Xiang. These activists were


– World War II: Norwegian (Norway) refugees form a government-in-exile in London * 1966 – The first prominent dàzìbào (Big-character poster) during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University. *1967 – Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup (1967 European Cup Final); with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal


"dazibao (Big-character poster)," whose notice about a lost gold signet ring that concluded in vague political sentiment bizarrely resulted in his addressing the 1979 summer masses in Tiananmen Square.

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