Another WorldCecilia Lindqvist
After seven days of travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Cecilia Lindqvist approaches Beijing. It is January 1961, and she is shocked by her first encounter with China. The country is plagued by famine and the harsh political climate casts a dire shadow over her life as a student at university. She eventually borrows a camera and begins to document the streets of Beijing and the surrounding rural villages, the Shanghai metropolis and temple caves of Longmen. Through her photographs, Cecilia Lindqvist tells us about her experiences of China as it was, just a few years before the Cultural Revolution begins.
In ANOTHER WORLD, Cecilia Lindqvist, one of Europe’s foremost experts on Chinese culture and language, uses her private photographs as a starting point to tell us about her experiences of China, just a few years before Mao’s final, violent campaign – the Cultural Revolution – begins.