Still taboo in mainland China: the Cultural Revolution as seen through the lens of Li Zhensheng

Josephine Ma:

But Li still hopes that one day most his readers will be Chinese.

“The Cultural Revolution took place in China, but research into the Cultural Revolution flourishes in other countries and it has little impact on China. I really cannot accept this.

“My photos were taken in China and most of my readers should be in mainland China, whether or not they have experienced the Cultural Revolution.”

He said the pictures would resonate with those who experienced the Cultural Revolution first-hand, while the younger generations should know about the journey their grandparents or parents had taken.