Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people.
By Mark Andrews
South China Morning Post. 12/04/2018
When Chairman Mao’s Red Guards embarked on their mission to eradicate any sign of China’s feudal past, an untold number of ancient texts, relics, religious sites and citizens’ private belongings were targeted for destruction.
For Wu Jianguo, a former Red Guard from the poor farming village of Lijia Shizi, 90 kilometres from downtown Xian, in northwest China, there was nothing to destroy.
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