Monday, May 05, 2008

Stirring ode to martyrs of Chinese Revolution

To some observers and analysts outside mainland China who are not sufficiently knowledgeable about real details of the modern history of that country, the songs sung by Peng Liyuan sound " propagandistic ". However, for those who are, the passion in her voice is authentic and reflective of the deeply and genuinely felt gratitude of the people of New China to their revolutionary forerunners and martyrs dating back to the post-Opium War quest and struggle of the Chinese people for a modern, united, prosperous and peaceful nation that would regain its collective self-esteem and self-confidence in the contemporary world.

'Red' pianist who plays Tchaikovsky' s classics


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