Former Red Guard Wu Jianguo with an old decorative stone, part of his collection of Chinese antiques and historical objects in rural Shaanxi province. Photo: Mark Andrews
Former Red Guard Wu Jianguo with an old decorative stone, part of his collection of Chinese antiques and historical objects in rural Shaanxi province. Photo: Mark Andrews

Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people

Wu Jianguo hopes his collection of some 15,000 antiques, housed in a private museum in his rural hometown, will help his countrymen deal with their confusion over China’s past

Former Red Guard Wu Jianguo with an old decorative stone, part of his collection of Chinese antiques and historical objects in rural Shaanxi province. Photo: Mark Andrews
Former Red Guard Wu Jianguo with an old decorative stone, part of his collection of Chinese antiques and historical objects in rural Shaanxi province. Photo: Mark Andrews
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