“We didn’t know where his body was. We went from hospital to hospital. They had lists out. We said, ‘Are those people sick?’ They said, ‘No, those are the dead!’"
--excerpt from chapter 8, "Martyrs," in The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao.
The banners on each side of the dead man's shirt read:
The spirit of the June Four martyrs will never decay;
It resides below in the mountains and rivers, above in the sun and stars.
Blood shed in a just cause may not be rewarded for a thousand autumns;
Its fame lies at the gates of the capital, its merit found in the whole world.
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Category: Souls of China,
Posted by: ian
Jun 5, 2017