This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution in China, certainly one of the darkest eras of modern Chinese history. Over 10 years of violence and horror, the Cultural Revolution in China destroyed the lives of 20 million young people.
USA Today recently showcased voices of survivors in this article: China Buries Memories of Violent Cultural Revolution 50 Years Later
As a teenager, Dr. Ming Wang fought valiantly to escape one of history’s darkest eras – China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor. Through his own tenacity and his parents’ tireless efforts to provide a chance of freedom for their son, Ming eventually made his way to America with $50 in his pocket and an American dream in his heart, where against all odds he would earn a PhD in laser physics and graduate magna cum laude with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT.
In his forthcoming biography, Dr. Ming Wang details these struggles and the effects it had on his mother, father, brother, and his own journey from hardship to healing. See more about the book, and pre-order a special autographed edition to benefit the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration here.