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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hugo Restall: A Cheerleader for Mao's Cultural Revolution - WSJ.com

It is customary not to speak ill of the dead, but then Han Suyin always considered herself an exceptional individual. Han, who died Friday in Lausanne, Switzerland, at age 95, achieved fame when her 1952 romance novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing" was made into a charming movie starring William Holden. But it was her praise for China's 1966 Cultural Revolution—a 10-year nightmare of communist chaos, murder, forced relocation and cultural obliteration—that defines her legacy.

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