By Jun Jing
Before 1949, the Kongs had ruled their sector as a result of their political impact, wealth, and, chiefly, their identity with Confucius, whose precepts underlay quite a bit of the chinese language moral and political culture. After the Communists got here to strength in 1949, those humans, as a literal embodiment of the Confucian historical past, grew to become top objectives for Maoist political campaigns attacking the conventional order, from land reform to the “Criticize Confucius” flow. Many villagers have been arrested, 3 have been beheaded, and others died in exertions camps. while the villagers have been pressured to rapidly abandon their houses and the village temple, they'd time to disinter simply the bones in their closest relatives; the tombs of previous generations have been destroyed by means of development staff for the dam.
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