By Jun Jing
Before 1949, the Kongs had ruled their region as a result of their political effect, wealth, and, specially, their id with Confucius, whose precepts underlay a lot of the chinese language moral and political culture. After the Communists got here to energy in 1949, those humans, as a literal embodiment of the Confucian history, grew to become top ambitions for Maoist political campaigns attacking the conventional order, from land reform to the “Criticize Confucius” move. Many villagers have been arrested, 3 have been beheaded, and others died in exertions camps. whilst the villagers have been pressured to swiftly abandon their houses and the village temple, that they had time to disinter basically the bones in their closest kin; the tombs of previous generations have been destroyed through building staff for the dam.
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