A Lifetime in Recovery From the Cultural Revolution – Howard French

22Fpro184 From The New York Times:

Sometimes a single life can tell more about a country’s experience than a shelfful of history books. Many Chinese people of a certain age have such lives – rich in struggle, in suffering, in the consequences of man’s folly, but often enough, too, in a measure of redemption.

“I knew nothing about the United States, but I knew that if you wanted to learn science, the U.S. was the place.”


These are people today in their 40’s whose transition to adulthood was hijacked by the Cultural Revolution.

October 22, 2005 10:48 AM
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