A brief history of the “Worker Village” from the author of Only the Cat Knows

A black and white photo Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin clapping in a line of men
The Soviet Union was considered the “big brother” of the Chinese. Here, you can see Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin together at a ceremony arranged for Stalin’s 71th birthday in Moscow in December 1949. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
A black and white photo of a man with a sign hanging from his neck in a row of men
During the Cultural Revolution, citizens were encouraged to turn on and turn in their neighbors at struggle sessions (aka denunciation rallies). Above is a photo of Xi Zhongxun being brought to one at Northwest A&F University in September 1967. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
The cover of Only the Cat Knows with an illustration of a black cat sitting on a bale of hay against a red background
The cover of Only the Cat Knows

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