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奥运会 – Olympic Games – A view from China « Stumbling on melons

27 Aug

 奥运会 – Olympic Games – A view from China « Stumbling on melons is a must read.

Thanks, Marcellous.

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2008 in Chinese and China, Marcel, Olympics 2008, other blogs

 

One response to “奥运会 – Olympic Games – A view from China « Stumbling on melons

  1. marcellous

    August 27, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for your thanks. It would be interesting to learn M’s reactions on this score, and particularly this passage (see the whole song here):

    “The lyrics in the Hymn to the Country cannot be more true: Praise to our country, from today she goes strong and prosperous … through so much hardships we finally won our liberty.”

    It seems to me that the liberty proclaimed here is the liberty of the group from oppression by other groups (feudal, counter-revolutionary and imperialist) rather than the western professed ideal of individual liberty. Of course, the song takes as a given that the people’s revolutionary party cannot and does not oppress the people.

     
 
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