Novelist Yan Lianke, picture last month in Hong Kong, where he is a visiting lecturer at the University of Science and Technology. Photo: SCMP Pictures

We must confront our dark past of the Cultural Revolution to avoid repeating it, says Chinese novelist Yan Lianke

Author of The Four Books, one of the few novels about the Great Famine of the 50s and 60s and shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for Literature, believes that the more China can reflect critically on its past, the more it will progress for the better

Topic |   Cultural Revolution

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Novelist Yan Lianke, picture last month in Hong Kong, where he is a visiting lecturer at the University of Science and Technology. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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