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My memory of 1949

Updated: 2011-06-21 10:22

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Isabel Crook, a 96-year-old Canadian anthropologist, a teacher and a social activist, devoted her whole life in learning and advocating rural China, the revolution base of the country's past and the crucial part for its current goal to build a modern harmonious society. She talked about life in China in the year 1949 during an interview with China Daily.

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Interview: Tan Zongyang
Producer: Flora Yue


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