Rewriting history in the People’s Republic of Amnesia and beyond

Rewriting history in the People's Republic of Amnesia and beyond

The French historian Ernest Renan said: "Forgetting … is a crucial factor in the creation of the nation."
In contemporary China, it’s put into practice with surgical skill. Specific memories of events deemed sensitive by the state are not just forgotten, they are winnowed out and selectively deleted. The Communist Party has succeeded in hacking the collective memory.

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