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Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung


September 1963

[SOURCE: Long Live Mao Tse-tung Thought, a Red Guard publication.]

(At a work conference of the Centre)

Operas should develop what is new from what is old, rather than what is old from what is old. They must not sing only of emperors, kings, generals, ministers, talented young gentlemen, pretty ladies, and their maids and escorts.

Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung