Ann’s Letters Home from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

An excerpt from Chapter 7, a compilation of some of the letters Ann wrote to her family while in China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The photo is of her eventual roommate, a student. Rather unexpectedly, Ann found herself in the People’s Republic of China as an honored guest. Because of her principled stance … More Ann’s Letters Home from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

R.I.P. Ann – Work on “the book” continues

Ann Draper Tompkins died peacefully, at home, on Sunday, March 24th – after her personal “long march” and more than 10 years with Parkinson’s Disease. Work on her book “Across Oceans and Revolution” will continue. It will be a more personal book than the one she envisioned decades ago. She also wanted to write a … More R.I.P. Ann – Work on “the book” continues

AFTER 50 YEARS: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Conference, October 1-2, 2016 Sonoma State University, Student Center, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 Sponsors: School of Social science, Department of Sociology, Social Justice and Activism Club, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored To live stream this conference, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?V=bB3JUWOLao Vision statement: This conference offers a critical evaluation of the Great Proletarian Cultural … More AFTER 50 YEARS: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GREAT PROLETARIAN CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Ann Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 4 American Dazibao

Ann and Pao-yu Ching discussing the dazibao and answering questions. Fred Engst joins them via internet from Bejing. Eric Boehm was also a guest through the internet. In August of 1966, Ann and three other Americans wrote a dazibao. In the People’s Republic of China that is a wall poster written in large characters, expressing … More Ann Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 4 American Dazibao

Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution

Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution Mn. Daily, 11/4/75 By Martin J. Waters Ann Tompkins is one of just a handful of Americans who lived in the People’s Republic of China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – “you could count them by tens,” she said. And Tompkins was there to see the … More Teacher Who Was There Praises China’s Cultural Revolution

The Tompkins family in “Better Homes & Gardens”

In 1938, “Better Homes & Gardens” magazine ran a feature on Ann’s family. Here’s the first excerpt from that article written by Doris Hudson Moss: Timidly I crossed the tipping gangplank to the apparently deserted ship I knocked on the hatch that to my landlubbery eyes seemed to be the “front door.” “Come down,” a … More The Tompkins family in “Better Homes & Gardens”