The Yang Dezhi school was established more than a hundred years ago during the final years of the Qing dynasty. Such primary schools are funded by China's "red nobility" of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families.
Boys and girls here wear similar blue and grey military uniforms. Besides ordinary lessons, the kids learn kung fu and drill commands. There is also a "Red Culture" class in the curriculum, where children learn to sing nationalistic songs with military precision, discuss stories about the early days of the Communist Party and study local Red Army history.
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