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"I really don’t have a good understanding of it because I couldn’t find any information about it."

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  • Interviewer: Hello. Thank you for accepting my interview. Could you please tell me the decade of your birth, such as “1970s,” “1980s,” “1990s”?
  • I was born in the 1990s.
  • Interviewer: OK, 1990s – so of course you didn’t experience the Cultural Revolution.
  • Interviewer: Could you tell me, as far as you can remember when was the first time you heard of the historical incident, the Cultural Revolution? Approximately when was it?
  • It must have been when I was in college.
  • Interviewer: Oh, when you were in college.
  • Yes.
  • Interviewer: So, through what channel did you hear about it?
  • It came up when some classmates and I were chatting.
  • Interviewer: Then the first time you heard about the Cultural Revolution, what was your reaction?
  • Just really curious. I’d never thought about it, and was curious to understand it.
  • Interviewer: Then later, did you find a way to learn more about it?
  • No, it was completely through conversations with friends and discussing it. It was all through what they said -- since you can’t find it through [online] searches.
  • Interviewer: Then from your current understanding, what was the Cultural Revolution?
  • I think the Cultural Revolution was a kind of…
  • Interviewer: What was it like? Because you didn’t experience it.
  • Right.
  • Interviewer: So, from speaking with friends, what is your current understanding of what the Cultural Revolution was all about?
  • I think that it amounts to a cultural…a conflict between two conflicting philosophies. Then…well, that’s it.
  • I really don’t have a good understanding of it because I couldn’t find any information about it.
  • Interviewer: Right now, do your work and studies have any relation to this [topic]?
  • No relation.
  • Interviewer: OK, thank you. Thank you for accepting this interview.