“Lost Generation” by Michel Bonnin.

Twenty million young Chinese were sent to the countryside to be re-educated during the Cultural Revolution. This episode, not often mentioned in France, is of major importance for the understanding of history and Chinese literature. ‘Lost Generation’,¬† sending educated youth to rural China (1968-1980) was published in 2004 by Editions de l’Ecole des Hautes √Čtudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is the reference book on the subject.

Michel Bonnin started the first interviews in Hong … Lire la suite