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An Unflinching Look at China's Cultural Revolution

Jan 02, 2019 - The New York Times

HONG KONG -- The photographer Li Zhensheng is on a mission to make his fellow Chinese remember one of the most turbulent chapters in modern Chinese history that the ruling Communist Party is increasingly determined to whitewash.

''The whole world knows what happened during the Cultural Revolution,'' Mr. Li said. ''Only China doesn't know. So many people have no idea.''

Clad in a dark blue photographer's vest, Mr. Li, 78, spoke in a recent interview in Hong Kong, where the first Ch...