Chinese academic who grew up on a collective farm in Shandong during the Cultural Revolution. His parents and almost all of the village's residents were illiterate before the Cultural Revolution, and only because of it was he able to study and eventually attend university.
The Unknown Cultural Revolution: 185 pages. Deals mainly with the effects of the Cultural Revolution on rural areas, and how much of the real progress made during the Cultural Revolution was unfortunately reversed after Mao's death and the restoration of brutal capitalism. Han focuses on the tangible leap forward in education in rural areas, so often neglected beforehand, and which during the Cultural Revolution were provided with schools and teachers.