Talk:The East Is Red (song)

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As I understand it, the correct characters for the onomatopoeia in the refrain are 呼尔嗨哟 (hu er hei yo). According to CPOC's news agency, the characters are 呼儿咳呀 (hu er ke ya), but I'll have to listen to some newer renditions of the song to verify this. --Taoster 05:06, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)

You're probably right, I've never heard anyone sing "hu er hai yue", nor is that a normal-sounding interjection. I've changed it. -- ran (talk) 01:44, May 9, 2005 (UTC)

I just corrected one thing. Grammatically that is. It was "Because of its associations" or something along those lines. Anyway, the point is a sentence can't begin with a "because". So yeah, something really petty, but I changed it anyway. Rkeys 19:58, May 1, 2006 (AEST)

"...replaced by a revised version the "March of the Volunteers""? Riveised version? The current version of the national anthem "March of the Volunteers" is exactly the original version. Sinolonghai 21:18, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Other East Is Red uses[edit]

We should have a mention of the Cultural Revolution "East is Red" red guard faction, of Beijiing Geological Institute. DOR (HK) (talk) 02:23, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:29, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Cover version[edit]

Should mention the altered version by Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, and Jah Wobble (no, I'm not making that up).... AnonMoos (talk) 22:22, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


Does anyone have the sheets of Dongfang Hong (I mean the Maoist anthem itself)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Lyrics Translation[edit]

I want to express some concerns on this part, 他是人民大救, which is currently translated to "he is the people's great savior!" Using the word savior goes against the concept there are no savior of the word as in "从来就没有什么救世主,也不靠神仙皇帝", meaning "There has never been any saviour of the world, Nor deities, nor emperors on which to depend."[1] I am well aware that this reference to the Internationale might not be valid bc of the period difference but I think it's nice to have some consistency between these two very important songs. The direct translation "the people's saving star" might be more appropriate or rather I would suggest "the people's liberator" as I think liberate might convey more a meaning of allowing the people to help themselves.

Jingsk (talk) 04:28, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ "The Internationale in Chinese". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 30 March 2016.