Not long ago, in a place not far away and directly connected to you, something like this was happening, little by little:
It’s the Chinese city of Kunming in 1980:
Li Kunwa and Phillipe Ôtié’s A Chinese Life is an amazing memoir – a lens into sixty years of struggle and upheaval and the making of modern China.
It’s funny, tragic, horrifying, inspiring – and feels real. As with yesterday’s post, I share it here as an example of how development happens, and how easy it is to forget the material progress we’ve made. In 1980, a man in an evening class asks his teacher, “What’s a bathroom?” Little by little, they built a life.