Recently, a friend of mine studying at a university in Hong Kong told me that she is considering leaving her school and transferring to one in the United Kingdom or somewhere else. “It’s starting to get a bit difficult here…” she texted. “I want to either leave this place for a semester or so or just transfer somewhere else.”
70 years ago, Mao Zedong conquered all under heaven, driving the last remnants of General Chiang’s forces onto a barren island known as Taiwan. In the following years, chaos ensued as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution devoured the mainland, decimating the population and destroying the culture.