Visit to a May Seventh Cadre school on the eastern outskirts of Beijing, July 17, 1971

Visualizing Early 1970s China through the Lens of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) Friendship Delegations

Visit to a May Seventh Cadre school on the eastern outskirts of Beijing, July 17, 1971

During this phase of the Cultural Revolution, urban intellectuals, including professors, were sent to rural settings to do rigorous physical labor for extended periods of time. This, it was said, would allow them to “learn from the laboring masses.”