《最后的黄埔老兵》参加平遥影展

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  这组老兵的身世曾经在我的博客上连载过,这次展出,听取了许多前辈的意见,处理成现在这个模样,初次参展,有许多遗憾的地方,但木已成舟,只能这样了。
 

[align=center]最后的黄埔老兵
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  上个世纪前叶,中国经历了剧烈的社会变革,新旧势力争斗残酷,帝国主义列强对中国的血腥侵略,使这一时期的中国烽火连绵。以革命和救亡的名义应运而生的黄埔军校,为中国培养了数以万计的军事、政治人才。在1920年代至1940年代长达30年的时间里,身在不同阵营中的黄埔军校生,在战场上抵抗外侮,甚至相互撕杀,对中国历史的进程产生了巨大影响。

  1949年是中国历史的分界线,当战火渐渐平息的时候,黄埔军校生的命运发生了分化。留在大陆的黄埔军校生,绝大多数开始经受人生中的漫长苦难。纵观他们的一生,他们是一群渴望光宗耀祖的读书人,也是一群誓为国家洒尽热血的行伍者;他们曾经跻身英雄行列,却也曾经沦为“贱民”。在长达将近一个世纪的人生历程中,他们个人的命运与整个国家、民族的命运紧紧相连,以致于每个人的经历是如此的相似。

  2009年前后,我寻访了在奉化境内居住的10位健在的黄埔老兵。当我走近他们,了解他们的时候,我忽然发现,为什么中国人在过去的那个世纪里内乱不断、相互倾轧过后,还能一笑泯恩仇,擦干血污,继续前行。对个人来说,健忘、豁达、包容是医治人生苦难的良剂;但对一个民族来说,我不知道这究竟是幸运,还是悲剧?

 

[align=center]The last veterans from Huangpu Military Academy

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In the early 20th century, China has experienced dramatic social changes either by civil political fights between old forces and new revolutionary strength or bloody invasion from imperial countries, which led to endless wars in those days. The Huangpu Military Academy was born for the sake of revolution and survival. Thousands of political and military elites graduated from the school. Graduates from the same school holding different political beliefs sometimes fight shoulder by shoulder against foreign invaders, sometimes they fight against each other. It was this process that impacted greatly on China’s progress.

The year 1949 represented a new era for Chinese history when the war was about to end. For most of those graduates who continued their living in mainland China began their long sufferings. Throughout their lives, they were ever heroes fighting for the country, they were ever classified as “disadvantaged citizens” but nevertheless they were a group of people who wanted to live their dreams. For nearly a century in their experiences their fates were so closely linked to the profile of the country that the individual’s experience mirrored each other in great significance.

Around the year of 2009, I interviewed about 10 graduates from Huangpu Military Academy who were still alive and living in Fenghua. It was then I found how tolerant they were. They could completely forget what had happened in the past no matter how brutal and cruel they were and could smile to the life and move on. I understand that for individual tolerance and magnanimity are great characters. While for a nation, I’m not sure what they would bring, fortune or tragedy.
 
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    预祝参展成功!
    肯定在海内外会有轰动效应!