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Chinese Sent Down Youths: An Oral History Project

Chinese Sent Down Youths: An Oral History Project

Presented by Zhao Yingong and Han Meng

Thursday, May 30, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Royce Hall 243

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In 2011, Zhao Yigong launched an oral history project to document the Chinese sent-down youth movement during the Cultural Revolution. To date, Zhao Yigong and Han Meng have interviewed 478 subjects who took part in the movement. One particular group of the interview subjects was part of a wave of educated youths who "fled to Hong Kong," as refugees from the mainland. There in Hong Kong, these former educated youths sought better lives for themselves and contributed to the population surge in Hong Kong from the 1950s to the 1970s.


Aaron Miller
(310) 825-0007

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, University of California Humanities Research Institute