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  • Gordon Dumoulin

the year of 'red' nostalgia, remembrance or inspiration for millions...

Chinese cinemas, TV channels and online streaming turning people in China to red nostalgy, remembrance or inspiration these months. While 2 major Chinese blockbusters โ€˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญโ€™ and '๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ' (้ฉๅ‘ฝ่€…) hit the cinemas last week during the centenary celebration of the Communist Party of China, the immense success of the ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ '๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น' (ๅ›้€†่€…) just completed its 43 episodes last week which kept 100โ€™s of millions glued to TV or phone every evening for weeks.

With the pitch โ€œ100 years, still youthfulโ€, the movie 1921 follows the story of young revolutionaries from around the country converging on Shanghai for the first Congress of the new Communist Party.

The Pioneer is about a rescue effort involving Li Dazhao, an intellectual who co-founded the Party but was captured and tortured by warlord Zhang Zuolin.

The spy drama series the Rebel has been a huge success, having shown almost every evening 2 episodes since early last month until the end last week, it received lots of praise on social media for the screenplay and acting. The series follows the exciting life of KMT secret agent Lin Nansheng in the 1930โ€™s, falling in love with beautiful Communist party agent Zhu Yizhen.

While the series have received strong ratings from the public, media also reported that sales of Mao Zedongโ€™s selected works have been given a boost by the spy drama.โ€ˆThe trigger seems to have been a scene in which Lin listens to a radio broadcast of Maoโ€™s speeches in which he calls for small revolutionary groups to fight the power of the state.

Not only movies and series are turning to the early days of the Communist Party founding, โ€œ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑโ€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ in China to famous destinations of the development of the Party has as well surged this year.

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