Zhiqing: Stories from China’s Special Generation
Zhiqing : stories from China’s special generation. Edited by Kang Xuepei et al. Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, 2014. XXI-95 p. ISBN : 978-1-937875-69-5
Zhiqing: Stories from China’s Special Generation presents the recollections of fourteen men and women who were “sent down” to the countryside during China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976). Teenagers or young adults at the time, the authors left school to heed Mao’s call for China’s “educated youth” (zhiqing) to go to the poorest provinces and distant borders, where they worked with the local people in villages or on military farms and construction teams. From the Great Northern Wilderness to Hainan Island, their true-to-life stories illustrate the harsh realities of rural existence and Cultural Revolution politics while focusing on personal joys and miseries. While not meant as a political statement, these stories serve as a powerful testimony to the experience of an entire Chinese generation.
- Julia May. New Publication Connects SHSU To ‘A Story For The Ages’. SHSU [Sam Houston State University]., Today@Sam, June 2, 2015. URL : http://www.shsu.edu/today@sam/T@S/article/2015/jirevolution (consulté le 6 août 2015)
- May Zhou. Stories of China’s ‘Special Generation’. China Daily USA. February 20, 2015. URL : http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2015-02/20/content_19625570.htm (consulté le 6 août 2015)