Chen, Yuan-tsung

She Witnessed Mao’s Worst Excesses. Now She Has a Warning for the World.

In 1955, not long after Ms. Chen joined the Central Film Bureau, Hu Feng, a well-known Chinese Marxist writer, was detained for penning a report arguing that literature should allow for greater expressiveness. His words triggered a purge that rippled through Ms. Chen’s circle of friends and colleagues, some of whom were accused of being […]

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