Former Red Guard Li Qingyou, at the dam he helped build. ‘‘Sometimes a voice is all that voiceless people need,’’ Tian said.

Ex-Red Guard recalls China's Cultural Revolution

40 years later, many struggle to understand

By Jehangir S. Pocha
Globe Correspondent / August 27, 2006

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BEIJING -- Li Qingyou vividly recalls the hot summer day 40 years ago in Tiananmen Square. He was among the 1 million members of the new cadre of radical students called Red Guards who stood at rapt attention and waved their Little Red Books as Mao Zedong exhorted them to destroy China's ``four olds" -- old ideas, old culture, old ... (Full article: 1379 words)

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