Mao Zedong - 1966- 1971

Authorities allowed the Red Guards to abuse and kill opponents of the regime. As a result, in August and September 1966, there were a reported 1,772 people murdered by the Red Guards in Beijing alone. Lin was later officially named as Mao's successor. By 1971 a divide between the two men became apparent. Official history in China states that Lin was planning a military coup or an assassination attempt on Mao.
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While Chairman Mao was revered, religious objects were defaced. The Red Guards attacked objects related to the "Four Olds": old thinking, old culture, old customs and old habits. Temples, tombs and heritage sites, and rare books and paintings, were destroyed. This statue of Buddha, in Ling Yin Temple in Hangzhou, China, is plastered with signs that read "destroy the old world" and "establish a new world".

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While Chairman Mao was revered, religious objects were defaced. The Red Guards attacked objects related to the "Four Olds": old thinking, old culture, old customs and old habits. Temples, tombs and heritage sites, and rare books and paintings, were destroyed. This statue of Buddha, in Ling Yin Temple in Hangzhou, China, is plastered with signs that read "destroy the old world" and "establish a new world".

Cultural revolution young red guards breaking ancient religious and cultural relics.

Cultural revolution young red guards breaking ancient religious and cultural relics.

The Wanli emperor died in 1620 and was buried in Ming Dynasty Tombs in the Ming dynasty. In 1966, group than the Wanli emperor mixed young man broke into the Ming Tombs, the Emperor Wanli (1573-1620) and two Queen's bones was carried into the square, shouting slogans, together to the bones of throwing stones, the bones smashed to pieces, the last torch three skeletons are burned.

The Wanli emperor died in 1620 and was buried in Ming Dynasty Tombs in the Ming dynasty. In 1966, group than the Wanli emperor mixed young man broke into the Ming Tombs, the Emperor Wanli (1573-1620) and two Queen's bones was carried into the square, shouting slogans, together to the bones of throwing stones, the bones smashed to pieces, the last torch three skeletons are burned.

Cultural relics were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution

Cultural relics were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution

Mao Zedong(left) and Lin Biao(middle) met Sihanouk(right) in 1971.

Mao Zedong(left) and Lin Biao(middle) met Sihanouk(right) in 1971.

MAO Zedong and Richard Nixon .

MAO Zedong and Richard Nixon .

Journal Chinese People's Pictorial Cultural Revolution Mao Zedong portrait Illustrated

Journal Chinese People's Pictorial Cultural Revolution Mao Zedong portrait Illustrated

Chinese People's Illustrated magazine Cultural Revolution Mao Zedong portrait

Chinese People's Illustrated magazine Cultural Revolution Mao Zedong portrait

Mao Tse-Tung - Life Magazine [United States] (3 March 1972)

Mao Tse-Tung - Life Magazine [United States] (3 March 1972)

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