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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

7 - Epilogue


The Epilogue explores experiences of former sent-down youth in the context of the post-Mao economic reforms, particularly their reconnection with the villages in which they had lived during the Cultural Revolution. It looks at the formation of sent-down youth associations in major cities throughout China and the organization of delegations of former sent-down youth to visit the villages. It also looks at initiatives by county leaders to cultivate financial investment by former sent-down youth, their establishment of sent-down youth museums, and the publication of memoirs by former sent-down youth in their counties.