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Artist Zhang Xiaogang’s new works revisit memories of the Cultural Revolution, which inspired his well-known ‘Bloodline’ series of paintings

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
Education makes people forget history. It represents the Chinese way of twisting real history. We are always like this," says Zhang. "When I became an adult, I found that what I learned from school was quite the opposite from reality. But I believe true history is still there. It just needs time to make its appearance."
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.