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A lifetime of rural re-education

Source: english.people. Posted By: brad S...3377 days ago

"The most unwilling to come, but the last to leave" -- Zhang Fen sums up 40 years in one of China's most impoverished rural areas.

Like driftwood left high on the beach long after political tides have turned, Zhang is one of the last of the "zhiqing", Chairman Mao Zedong's generation of urban youth sent to the country for "re-education" by peasants during the Cultural Revolution.

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