blind stripes

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 in china, landscape, shanghai, transportation, urbanism | One Comment

The history of the pattern embedded into the Shanghai sidewalk is much more tragic than you would think. You have heard of the Cultural Revolution no doubt. In 1966, Mao Zedong, chairman of the Communist Party, alleged that the liberal bourgeoisie was penetrating Chinese society in a concentrated effort to restore capitalism. Mao insisted that ...