Tree Village Declaration

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Tree Village Declaration

General information

The Tree Village Declaration is a statement written by Yan Jun and which was discussed with members of a number of bands and finally read by Yan Jun as an amended versionon on the 15th of October in 2000 in the Garden of Joy at a show of Tongue and other bands. The statement, called "Tree Village Declaration" was subsequently signed by almost all the active bands and musicians of the rock scene at that time, who thereby denounced further cooperation with the movie Beijing Rocks.[1] Later, critics such as Sun Mengjin called that[2] a missed opportunity.

The full text of the Declaration is available in a translated version in Groenewegen (2005), see link below in references.

Further information

Original text in Chinese: 树村声明


  1. Groenewegen, J. (2005). Tongue - Making sense of Beijing underground rock, 1997-2004 (pdf). Page 77.
  2. Conversation between Jereon Groenewegen and Sun Mengjin, May 6th 2004