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In Praise of Hu Feng-Why A Mao-Era Advocate for Artistic Freedom Matters Today


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Left, Hu Feng pictured in the 1950s; right, an arrest against Hu in 1955

Hu Feng (1902-85) is a name that most students of P.R.C. history have undoubtedly encountered at one time or another. I remember reading it for the first time years ago in Continue reading

No. 13 Yu ZHANG: Case No. 9 (1955): Hu Feng, Imprisoned for a Petition

From Wang Shiwei to Liu Xiaobo: Prisoners of Literary Inquisition under Communist Rule in China

Hu FengHu Feng (born Zhang Mingzhen, November 2, 1902 – June 8, 1985), a prominent art and literary critic, commentator, editor, translator and poet, was imprisoned in 1955 after the authorities named him leader of a“Hu Feng Counterrevolutionary Clique” on the basis of a “300,000-word Report”. He spent 24 years in prison and six more years under the cloud of injustice until his death.

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