China's glorious new past


I've been fascinated by China's auto-cultural genocide (the willful destruction of its own culture) and efforts to reverse this. A recent trip to Datong, which is rebuilding its old city walls just a few decades after tearing them down, inspired me to write this piece for the NYRB's blog.

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Category: Project China values and beliefs, Urbanization, Project History and Memory, Environment, 
Posted by: Ian Johnson
Jun 1, 2011