April 1949: Nanking Liberated, in verse

The People’s Liberation Army Captures Nanking Mao Zedong April 1949 Over Chungshan swept a storm, headlong,
Our mighty army, a million strong, has crossed the Great River.
The City, a tiger crouching, a dragon curling, outshines its ancient glories;
In heroic triumph heaven and earth have been overturned.… Read

A Punishing Regime

Upon receiving news that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) led by the Communist Party had captured Nanking, seat of the Nationalist Party government of the Republic of China, Mao Zedong wrote a poem in celebration.… Read