Posted on 20, Aug 2012
PRESERVING COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN THE CRADLE OF MAOISM IN CHINA
A Talk by Jian Yi
Jian Yi is the founder of IFChina, a pioneering NGO that helps ordinary citizens who bear witness to the founding of a new China document their own lives through videography, theater, and photography. Provincial communities are losing collective memory as residents migrate to the coastal metropolises in search of work. Jian Yi believes that technology can help to preserve that memory, while stimulating a sense of civic engagement and strengthening shared values. He is currently based in Ji’an City, the cradle of the communist revolution and the major pilgrimage site for Maoists across China.