Sailing the Seas Depends on the Helmsman
"Sailing the Seas Depends on the Helmsman" (Chinese: 《大海航行靠舵手》; pinyin: Dàhǎi hángxíng kào duòshǒu) is the English-language title of a popular Chinese revolutionary song which was written by Wang Shuangyin in 1964. This song was commonly sung by the public, especially Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in praise of Maoism and the Communist Party. Like many revolutionary songs, the single verse of Sailing the Seas Depends on the Helmsman was most often sung repeatedly.
|Traditional Chinese||Simplified Chinese||Hanyu Pinyin||Literal English translation|
dàhǎi hángxíng kào duòshǒu,
Sailing seas depends on the helmsman,
- "Ode to the Motherland"
- "The East Is Red"
- "Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China"
- 社论：大海航行靠舵手 光明網 gmw.cn (in Chinese)
- 王双印与《大海航行靠舵手》 人民网 people.com.cn (in Chinese)
- Modern rendition of the song performed by Zhang Zhenfu (张振富)
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