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Historian’s research into Mao Zedong’s biggest industrial project led to the creation of a blog dedicated to images of China under the Great Helmsman

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ovell Meyskens's search for images relating to the Third Front, a massive project aimed at building industrial infrastructure in China's interior, inspired his blog, "Everyday Life in Mao’s China." It features some 5,000 photos and paintings from the first decades of Communist China.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.