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Revisiting (In Color!) The Operas Of The Cultural Revolution
Zhang Yaxin "was a photographer for Xinhua News Agency when he was chosen by Jiang Qing, the wife of Chairman Mao Zedong, to photograph the performances of the model operas she developed after the Communist Party leaders banned traditional Peking opera for being too bourgeois." And he was one of the few people besides Jiang Qing in all of China to have access to color film. Slate 02/26/13
Posted February 28, 2013 12:42 AM




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