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The East is Red

Various Artists
The East is Red

An opera produced in 1963 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, The East is Red depicts the history of the Chinese Revolution, beginning with the 1926 Northern Expedition against feudalism and Western imperialism. The production in Beijing involved over 3,000 workers, students, and peasants. Liner notes include the libretto, song explanations, commentary on the significance of the opera, and a chronology of the Chinese Revolution.


Track Listing

Dawn in the East Peking Local Players Groups 19:42
A Single Spark Can Start A Prairie Fire Peking Local Players Groups 22:35
The Long March Peking Local Players Groups 24:40
The War of Resistance Against Japan Peking Local Players Groups 22:38
Burying the Chiang-Kai-Shek Dynasty Peking Local Players Groups 12:25
The Chinese People Stand Up Peking Local Players Groups 18:41