From the archives: How The Times covered China’s Cultural Revolution

Chinese masses hail order for revolution (Jan. 1968)

Thick book­lets covered in red plastic sway­ing in their hands to the tempo, the re­frain crashed out from tens of thou­sands of throats: ‘Mao Tse-tung is the red, red sun in our hearts!’”

Sources: Los Angeles Times archives

Credits: Robert S. Elegant