By Gao Yinan from (People’s Daily Online)
A hip-hop song titled “Marx Is a Post-90s,” which was originally written for a television show, has gone viral across Chinese social media. The song was written and produced bypost-80s and post-90s youngsters—China’s millennial generation. Released in March, the song has introduced the late, great icon to a new generation of young people.
A number of netizens have commented that this phenomenon does not seem to fit thestereotype that post-80s and post-90s generations are ideologically pluralistic.Nevertheless, young people tend to have a great spirit for criticism and skepticism, justlike Marx in his youth. Young people’s sense of justice and responsibility, as well as theirdesire for freedom, is reflected in many of Karl Marx’s beliefs.
Some people believe Marxist doctrine is outdated, while others label it as “brainwashing.”However, the song proves that Marx continues to appeal to youth, and will never completely go out of style.
View the video here: http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/0525/c90000-9063036.html
(SU editor: It is shared via the Chinese medium, youKU, if I can work out the Mandarin language menus, I will try to embed it later)