TRANSCRIPT: How eating at a Cultural Revolution-themed restaurant in the boondocks of Southwest Sichuan changed my life for the better. China Rising Radio Sinoland 221031
Pictured: during my 44-day journey across China, here is an aging poster of Mao Zedong in the hostel, where I stayed in Langmusi, Sichuan. He was popularly featured everywhere I went. The cognitive dissonance, with what I believed to be horrible truths about the man, made me compartmentalize the conflict - until I ate at a Cultural Revolution-themed restaurant. From that day onward, my life changed forever and for the better.