Conductor beaten up in Cultural Revolution dies at 99

Huang Feili returned to China from the US in 1951, believing in Mao’s vision.

Thirteen years later he was attacked for being a spy, beaten up by his Beijing students and treated as a non-person for several years.

Huang has died in Hong Kong, at a great age.

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  • Huang Fei-li died in Beijing at the age of 100. He studied with Hindemith at Yale and later became the first conducting teacher at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. A dear man and one of the most important musicians in China.

  • Teacher beaten up by his students during Cultural Revolution… that happens in the US just for taking away their cellphone.

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