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A song from the Cultural Revolution which warns the Chinese people of Deng Xiaoping's dream of restoring capitalism in the country. This song was released in 1976 along with several others as part of the "Criticize Deng, Counterattack the Right-Deviationist Reversal-of-Verdicts Trend" Campaign. Audio digitised by me and cleaned by  @RED ERA. Performer: Art Troupe of the Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Corps of Engineers...
Topics: China, PRC, People's Republic of China, Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping, Dengism, Socialism,...
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This video was actually finished over a month ago, but unfortunately it's only getting uploaded now. 0:00 东方红 (The East Is Red) 3:40 毛主席的声音传四方 (Chairman Mao's Voice Resonates in All Directions) 5:07 生活在毛泽东时代 (Living in the Mao Era) 7:00 全世界人民热爱毛主席 (People Around the World Love Chairman Mao) 8:30 读毛主席的书 (Reading Chairman Mao's Book) 10:20 毛主席的书是革命的宝 (Chairman Mao's Book is the Treasure of the Revolution)...
Topics: China, Mao Zedong, Socialism, Communism, Music, Compilation, Two Hours
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An old Chinese song that I couldn't find here on YouTube.
Topics: Taiwan, China, Socialism, Communism, Music
A song from the end of the Cultural Revolution which calls upon the Chinese masses to defend Chairman Mao's revolutionary line by resisting Deng Xiaoping's attempts to return to power. This song was released in 1976 along with several others as part of the "Criticize Deng, Counterattack the Right-Deviationist Reversal-of-Verdicts Trend" Campaign. Audio digitised by me and cleaned by @RED ERA. Translation note: The "two resolutions" of the Central Committee refer to two...
Topics: Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, China, People's Republic of China, PRC, CPC, Communist Party of China,...
The anthem of the People's Police of the People's Republic of China. Singer: Students of the People's Public Security University of China (中国人民公安大学学生) Year recorded: 2014 Composer: Yu Guohua (于国华) Year written: 1958 Source: Youku video Picture: People's Police group photo, 1970s
Topics: People's Police, China, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Chairman Mao, Communism, Socialism,...
Found this recording on the old site of the PLA before it got renovated and the music section was taken down. I was just reminded by someone that I have it in my possession and still haven't posted it yet, so here it is.
Topics: China, Chinese Soviet Republic, Chinese Civil War, The Internationale, Mao Zedong, Communism,...
A Cultural Revolution song which rallies the Chinese people to forever resist Deng Xiaoping and his ideology. This song was released in 1976 along with several others as part of the "Criticize Deng, Counterattack the Right-Deviationist Reversal-of-Verdicts Trend" Campaign. Audio digitised by me and cleaned by @RED ERA. Performer: Shanghai Radio Orchestra (上海广播乐团) Year recorded: 1976 Composer: Wang Gengmao (王更茂) Year Composed: 1976 Lyricist: Tang Yuzhong (唐与中)...
Topics: Dengism, Maoism, China, PRC, People's Republic of China, Socialism, Communism, Music
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Rock version of The Internationale in Mandarin by the Modern People Band (现代人乐队).
Topics: China, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Chinese Revolution, Cultural Revolution, Great Leap...
A song from the Cultural Revolution, "We will liberate Taiwan" (alternatively translated as "We must liberate Taiwan" and "We are determined to liberate Taiwan") being a popular slogan at the time. Performer: Central Philharmonic Orchestra (中央乐团) Year: 1975 Source: BiliBili (possibly from @RED ERA) Image: Poster "We are determined to liberate Taiwan" (一定要解放台湾), 1971.
Topics: China, Taiwan, Socialism, Communism, Music
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The standard Mandarin Chinese version of The Internationale, released on the occasion of the 1997 handover of Hong Kong. Performer: Central Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Of China (中国中央管弦乐团及合唱团) Year Recorded: 1997 Composer: Pierre De Geyter Year composed: 1888 Lyricists: Xiao San (萧三), adapted from French lyrics by Eugène Pottier Year Written: 1923 (Chinese version), 1871 (French original) Source: CD "中華人民共和國慶典歌曲" Picture: Poster...
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Topics: China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Internationale, Socialism, Communism, Music
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I was unfortunately unable to find a choral version of the Internationale in Cantonese, but I did manage to stumble upon this. The flag is that of the Canton Peasant Movement Training Institute.
Topics: China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Mao Zedong, Chinese Revolution, Peasant Movement Training...
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The famous Chinese revolutionary song, sung in 1950 by a North Korean choir in celebration of the recent founding of the People's Republic of China. Digitised from an old shellac record. Performer: Film & Radio Music Troupe (방송음악단) Year recorded: 1950 Composer: Traditional Year Composed: Early 1930s Lyricist: Li Youyuan (李有源) Year Written: 1942 Source: Shellac record "동방홍 / 세계민주청년행진곡" Picture: Chinese troops leaving Korea, Spring 1958. The...
Topics: China, The East Is Red, Mao Zedong, PRC, People's Republic of China, Korea, North Korea, DPRK,...
A well-known Chinese revolutionary song, also known as "No Communist Party, No New China" and by its English name "It is the CPC That Makes China Great". It was written as a counter to the Kuomintang slogan "Without the Kuomintang, There Would Be No China". Within the song, the Party is referred to as "he", personifying it similarly to the way "she" might be used in English. Performer: Chinese Armed Police Male Chorus...
Topics: China, PRC, People's Republic of China, CPC, Communist Party of China, Socialism, Communism, Music
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An old recording of the song that the modern March of the People's Liberation Army is based on. I found this recording on a sketchy Chinese site a few years ago when I was working on the 10 hour Chinese video. Strangely enough, it's a FLAC file instead of an MP3. Below you can find a comparison of the old and new lyrics in both Chinese and English. 《八路军进行曲》(1939)→《中国人民解放军进行曲》(1951) 向前!向前!向前! 我们的队伍向太阳,...
Topics: China, Eighth Route Army, WW2, Socialism, Communism, Music
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“凡是毛主席作出的决策,我们都坚决维护;凡是毛主席的指示,我们都始终不渝地遵循。” ——华国锋主席 "We will resolutely uphold whatever policy decisions Chairman Mao made, and unswervingly follow whatever instructions Chairman Mao gave." —Chairman Hua Guofeng 0:00 继续革命的战歌 (War Song of Continuing Revolution) 0:47 歌唱社会主义祖国 (Ode to the Socialist Motherland) 4:15 歌唱华主席 (Ode to Chairman Hua) 7:09...
Topics: Hua Guofeng, China, Socialism, Communism, Music, Compilation, Two Hours
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Also known as "Beautiful Havana" (美丽的哈瓦那), this song was written in China in 1962 to show solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro is said to have been so overcome with emotion on a car ride during his visit to China in 1995 that he couldn't help but hum this song. Performer: Ren Guizhen (任桂珍) Year recorded: 1962 Composer: Li Jiefu (李劫夫) Lyricists: An Bo (安波), Mu Qing (木青) Year Composed/Written: 1962 Source: Youku Image: Chinese poster...
Topics: Child of Havana, Havana, Cuba, China, Fidel Castro, Castro, Cuban Revolution, Revolution,...
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The Internationale in Taiwanese Hokkien, the native language about 70% of the population of Taiwan. Performer: Black Hand Nakasi - Workers' Band (黑手那卡西-工人樂隊) Year recorded: 2011 Composer: Pierre De Geyter Year composed: 1888 Lyricists: Lin Xinyi (林信誼) and Wu Jinming (吳錦明), adapted from French lyrics by Eugène Pottier Year Written: 2005 (Taiwanese Hokkien version), 1871 (French original) Picture: Flag of the Taiwan Communist Party superimposed by a theoretical...
Topics: China, People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong, Communism, Socialism, Cultural Revolution, The...