Chen Dake is leading a 350-strong mission to Antarctica. Photo: Handout

During the Cultural Revolution he had to toil in the fields, now he’s leading China’s biggest ever Antarctic mission

  • The man leading China’s biggest ever mission to Antarctica nearly missed out on going to university
  • Chen Dake’s life was transformed after a ban on ‘bourgeois’ figures studying was lifted in 1977 – but he still felt it safer to study science than humanities
Topic |   China science

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Chen Dake is leading a 350-strong mission to Antarctica. Photo: Handout
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