Towns that threw off the colonel 's yoke want to keep a measure of independence from the new rulers .
Not everyone has taken kindly to this new authoritarian yoke .
Many women in the richer parts of asia have gone on " marriage strike " , preferring the single life to the marital yoke .
Do they want to throw off the yoke of austerity and break with europe , with all the risks such a policy would entail ?
Visitors to these exhibitions or readers of chinese history books would be outraged by the wickedness of western imperialists and inspired by the heroic triumph of the communist party as it finally threw off the yoke of foreign oppressors .