China's New Life Movement

The New Life Movement was a government led social movement in China, starting before the civil war and continuing in measures through the mid 1940s. They may not have originally been intended as humorous, these illustrations supporting the Movement, but I must laugh my ass off after knowing the current state of manners in the People's Republic of China. Standing in line is a contact sport. Busy restaurants are ear splittingly loud and raucous. Two people on a sidewalk can make a crowd. And if you use a crosswalk, be careful, because you can never be sure the drivers will yield. All of the issues that arose before the 2008 Olympics still exist. Hey wumao, quit bugging me about this post and instead GTFO and restart the The New Life Movement!

Listen to "China's New Life Movement (1944-09-17)":

New Life Movement: Speak in a friendly manner and keep to the left when walking.
Don't smoke or eat while walking, and say sorry if you bump into someone on the street.

New Life Movement: Speak in a friendly manner and keep to the left when walking.
Remember to line up when buying tickets, boarding ships, or leaving public places.

New Life Movement: Respect your parents and tip your cap when entering a room.
Respect your parents and tip your cap when entering a room.

New Life Movement: Eat with dignity.
Eat with dignity.

New Life Movement: Speak in a friendly manner and keep to the left when walking.
Speak in a friendly manner and keep to the left when walking.

New Life Movement: Don't curse or fight and keep your voice down when at the tea house.
Don't curse or fight and keep your voice down when at the tea house.



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