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The East Is Red

7 July 2011
 

The East Is Red is an epic music play with collection of Chinese songs and dances that highlight the crucial events taken place in China in the first half of the 20th century.

The play was first staged on 2 October 1964 at the Great Hall of the People, with 3,500 actors involved in the performance. Hu Jintao, the current Chinese President and the chief of CCP, also at one stage participated in the show with his fellow college students from Tsinghua University. The play was made into a wide screen colour movie a year later by a joined team from Beijing Film Studio, August First Film Studio and China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio.

Despite the voice of the woman narrator is unbearably over excited and the comments by the both narrators might be a little too subjective, the artistic and historical remits of the play are not compromised as the majority tunes featured were the pop songs of the respective corresponding times.

Song: Workers Hymn
Music: River of Sorrow

樂曲《勞工號子》
樂曲《江河水》

Time: 1644-1916

Featured scene: Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan, Guangzhou and any other harbour cities ruled by the colonists from Anglosphere and other Western countries.

Song: Wind of October from the North
Song: Song of Anyuan Railway Workers' Club
Song: Song of Peasants
Song: Workers and Peasants, Let's Unit

歌曲《北方吹來十月的風》
歌曲《安源路礦工人俱樂部之歌》
歌曲《農友歌》
歌曲《工農兵聯合起來》

Time: 1917-1926

Featured scene: The region south of Yangtze River

Song: Song of Sacrifice
Dance: Autumn Harvest Uprising
Song: It's Time for Armed Revolution

表演唱《就義歌》
舞蹈《秋收起義》
表演唱《拿起武器鬧革命》

Time: 1927

Featured scene: Shanghai, Wuhan, Hunan and Jiangxi Provinces

Dance: Join forces on Mt. Jinggang
Song: Send Straw Sandals to Red Army
Song: Mao Zedong's poem - Mt. Jinggang

舞蹈《井岡山會師》
歌曲《雙雙草鞋送紅軍》
歌曲《西江月·井岡山》

Time: 1928

Featured scene: Mt. Jinggang in Jiangxi Province

Song: Three Rules of Discipline and Eight Points for Attention
Dance: Bring Down the Local Tyrants, Redistribute the Land to Peasants
Song: Osmanthus Flowers Bloom Everywhere in August

歌曲《三大紀律八項注意》
歌舞《打土豪分田地》
歌曲《八月桂花遍地開》

Time: 1929-1933

Featured scene: Hubei, Henan and Anhui provinces

Song: Red Army Soldiers Long for Mao Zedong's Guidance
Song: Morning Glow over the Citywall of Zunyi
Dance: Overcome the Barriers

表演唱《紅軍戰士想念毛澤東》
歌曲《遵義城頭霞光閃》
舞蹈《飛奪天險》

Time: 1934-1935

Featured scene: Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan Provinces

Dance: Dash through the Luding Bridge
Song: Deep Comradeship
Dance: Cross the Snow Mountain

舞蹈《飛躍大渡河》
歌曲《情深意長》
舞蹈《雪山》

Time: 1935-1936

Featured scene: Yunnan, Tibet, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces

Dance: Cross Swampy Grassland
Dance: Join Forces in North Shaanxi
Song: Join Forces
Song: Mao Zedong's Poem - Long March

舞蹈《過草地》
舞蹈《陝北會師》
歌曲《會師歌》
歌曲《七律.長征》

Time: 1935-1936

Featured scene: Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces

Song: On the Songhua River
Song: March of the Volunteers (Later it becomes Chinese National Anthem)
Song: Song of Anti-Japanese Training College

歌曲《松花江上》
歌曲《義勇軍進行曲》
歌曲《抗日軍政大學校歌》

Time: 1937

Featured scene: North China and yan'an in Shaanxi Province

Song; Go Fight in Japanese-occupied Territory
Song: Song of Guerrilla
Song: The Great Production Campaign
Dance: Spring Sowing

歌曲《到敵人後方去》
歌曲《游擊隊歌》
歌曲《大生產》
舞蹈《春播舞》

Time: 1938-1941

Featured scene: Entire China and yan'an (Shaanxi Province)

Song: Nanni Bay
Song: Defend the Yellow River

歌曲《南泥灣》
歌曲《保衛黃河》

Time: 1942-1945

Featured scene: yan'an (Shaanxi Province) and Northern China

Song: Go to Jail? So What!
Song: We Are Strong When We Unite
Dance: Advancing Soldiers
Song: March of the Chinese PLA

歌曲《坐牢算甚麼》
歌曲《團結就是力量
舞蹈《進軍舞》
歌曲《中國人民解放軍進行曲》

Time: 1946-1949

Featured scene: China in the regions ruled under the Nationalist Government

Song: Mao Zedong's poem - A Million Warriors Cross the Yangtze River
Song: Celebrate the Liberation
Song: The Bright Sky of the Liberated Zone
Dance: Waist Drum
Dance: The PLA Takes over Nanjing

歌曲《百萬雄師過大江》
舞蹈《歡慶解放》
歌曲《解放區的天》
舞蹈《腰鼓舞》
舞蹈《人民解放軍佔領南京》

Time: 1949

Featured scene: North of Yangtze River, Nanjing

Song: Chinese National Anthem
Dance: A Great Festival
Song: Without CCP There Would Be No New China
Song: Praise from Mogolian Grassland
Dance: Uygur Dance

歌曲《國歌》
歌曲《沒有共產黨就沒有新中國》
歌曲《贊歌》
舞蹈《新疆舞》

Time: October 1949

Featured scene: Tiananmen Square, Beijing

Song: Glory of Chairman Mao
Song: Millions Tibetan Serfs Stand Up
Dance: Floral Hoop of Ethnic Dai
Dance: Bamboo Cap of Ethnic Li
Dance: Waist Drum of Ethnic Korean
Dance: Lusheng of Ethnic Miao

歌曲《毛主席的光輝》
歌曲《百萬農奴站起來》
舞蹈《傣族花環舞》
舞蹈《黎族草笠舞》
舞蹈《朝鮮族長鼓舞》
舞蹈《苗族蘆笙舞

Time: October 1964

Featured scene: Tiananmen Square in Beijing

Song: Ode to the Motherland
Song sung by audience and Chorus: The Internationale

歌曲《歌唱祖國》
全場合唱《國際歌》

Time: 1964

Featured scene: The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China and the world.

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日本:好办。让我们占领中国我们就能一直在一起了。

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