Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture has explicitly ordered the prohibition of 26 plays and programmes earlier, in the period from 1950 until 1952. We are given to understand that, in recent years, a few theatre troupes in some regions (including theatre troupes that have been organized without statutory formalities or authorization or some amateur theatre troupes), have still performed these plays, disseminated poison to audiences, and with a very bad influence. Against this sort of phenomenon, it is hoped that all localities adopt suitable methods to prevent this, and will not let things take their own course. Read the rest of this entry »
Central Committee, State Council, State Military Commission, Central Cultural Revolution Small Group
ZF No. 303
Instruction from Chairman Mao: act accordingly
All provincial, municipal and autonomous region Revolutionary Committees (Small Planning Groups), Military Control Commissions, all large military regions and provincial military regions. Read the rest of this entry »
All Central bureaux, all military regions, all provincial, municipal and autonomous region Party Committees, People’s Committees and levels’ Party Committees, People’s Committees, military regions and military sub-regions to which this is transmitted:
Under the leadership of Chairman Mao, the present Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution has entered a new phase. The proletarian revolutionaries are uniting, and have launched a massed struggle to seize power from a small handful of capitalist roader factions within the Party and die-hards who persist in the bourgeois reactionary line. Under these new circumstances, the Central Committee has issued a notice concerning issues in radio stations on 11 January 1967, and the following supplementary provisions need to be made: Read the rest of this entry »
Instructions concerning the “Report concerning the Work Style Rectification in the Nationwide Cultural Circles and All Associations” and Also the Report on Promoting Newly Emerging Forces.
Central Committee Issues Mao Zedong’s Instructions concerning the “Report concerning the Work Style Rectification in the Nationwide Cultural Circles and All Associations” and Also the Report on Promoting Newly Emerging Forces.
11 July 1964
All Central bureau, provincial, municipal and autonomous region Party Committees, all Central ministries and commissions, all Party Groups and Party Committees in State organs and people’s organizations, the General Political Department:
Hereby, two recent important instructions from Chairman Mao are issued, please read them in provincial and army-level Party Committees and with the responsible comrades of relevant departments. Read the rest of this entry »
27 April 1957
The first rectification movement that our Party started in 1942 has gained major, revolutionary and victorious results. Now, our country has entered from a period of revolution into a period of Socialist construction, and is therefore undergoing new, intense and magnificent change. Social relationships have fundamentally changed, the people’s ideas are also changing in their wake. Our Party and the working class must be able to further and even better leading all of society in transformation and the construction of a new society, they must be able to even better muster all positive forces, unite all people that can be united, and transform negative forces into positive forces, in their struggle for the objective of constructing a magnificent Socialist country, they must at the same time transform themselves. However, there are many comrades inside the Party who do not understand or do not greatly understand these kinds of new circumstances and the Party’s new tasks. At the same time, because the Party has established its governing position nationwide, and has gained the support of the broad masses, many comrades easily adopt methods of simple administrative orders to deal with problem, and there are some elements whose standpoints are not firm who easily are infected by the vestiges of the old society and the Guomindang work style, have shaped a sort of privileged thinking, and even use methods of attack and suppression in dealing with the masses. Since a few years, in our Party, there has been a new growth of bureaucratism, factionalism and subjectivism that result in separation from the masses and separation from reality. Because of this, the Centre believes it is necessary to, according to the principles of “starting from the hope of unity, through criticism and self-criticism, achieving a new unity on a new basis”, again conduct a universal and profound rectification movement against bureaucratism, against factionalism and against subjectivism in the entire Party, raise the entire Party’s levels of Marxist thinking and improve work styles, in order to adapt to the demands of Socialist transformation and Socialist construction. Read the rest of this entry »
12 November 1953
General Administration of Publications, No. (53)CJZ270
Our Administration has repeatedly received letters from administrative publishing organs, publishers and bookstores in Henan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Shandong, Guangxi and other localities, reporting that all in various localities, reporting that in all localities, organs and organizations wilfully reprint books published by publishers, infringing the copyright of publishers and writers, impeding the effective handling of publishing work and distribution planning, giving rise to confusion on editions. Read the rest of this entry »
Provisional Regulations on the Management of Book and Periodical Publishing, Printing and Distribution Sectors
State Administrative Council, 16 August 1952
Article 1: These Regulations are promulgated according to the provisions of Article 5, Article 41 and Article 49 of the CPPCC Common Programme. Read the rest of this entry »
Article 1: On the basis of the provisions of Article 8 Clause 10 of the “Provisional Regulations on Managing the Book and Periodical Publishing, Printing and Distribution Sectors”, these Rules are formulated.
Article 2: Periodicals as named in these Regulations, are the following publications with writing or images, which are published continuously and openly distributed: Read the rest of this entry »
(Approved at the 11th meeting of the Central People’s Government Committee on 20 February 1951, published by the Central People’s Government on 21 February 1951)
Article 1: According to the provisions of Article 7 of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference Common Programme, in order to punish counterrevolutionary crimes, suppress counterrevolutionary activities and consolidate the democratic dictatorship of the people, these Regulations are formulated. Read the rest of this entry »
CCP Instructions to Peng Zhen and Others concerning Agreeing to Organize a Film Examination Committee in Beiping
To Peng, Ye and Zhao, with CC to the North China Bureau, the General Front Committee, the Tianjin Municipal Committee, the North-eastern Bureau, the East China Bureau, the Central Plains Bureau and the North-western Bureau:
Telegram from 7th day of Chou month read. Agree that you organize a film examination committee under the Military Management Council, and that it is composed of nine commissioners in total under Sha Kefu as director. The participation of democratic personalities from film circles should be attracted as much as possible, for example, Hong Shen has already arrived and should participate. But at present, our own films are very few in number, therefore, examination and prohibition standards must be lenient, films must not be banned because of a few shortcomings or a little harmful [content], in the first stage, it will do to just ban a number of films that are clearly reactionary and oppose the people’s democratic undertaking. Furthermore, for films that are only ideologically backward, we can wait with banning them until our own film production has become relatively large, and it is possible to replace them.
Original Chinese text to follow.
Great Qing Copyright Code
Chapter I: General provisions
Article 1: All interests related to the exclusive reproduction of works, are named copyright. Literature and art, drawings, calligraphy books, photographs, engravings and models all are what is named works. Read the rest of this entry »
Since the Wuxu year , the number of periodicals has risen vigorously, and newspapers are also often bound in volumes and sold at fixed prices. Therefore, in the 6th month of the 32 Year of Guangxu , the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Inspection and the Ministry of Education, have jointly determined the “Great Qing Special Code for Printed Materials” as follows:
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