He discusses his famous poet father Ai Qing
, who was persecuted during Mao's cultural revolution.
La segunda parte de la entrevista, publicada en julio-agosto en la revista Domus, con motivo de la culminacion del parque cultural Ai Qing
en Jinhua, en honor a la memoria de su padre, celebre poeta e intelectual chino, describe su particular faceta de arquitecto.
As is widely known the early 1990s saw Tokyo Love Story (Dong Jing Ai Qing
Gu Shi) and other Japanese TV dramas becoming huge hits in the Asian market while recent years have seen Japanese horror movies such as Ring (Qi Ye Guai Tan) blow up.
Alongside the exhibition, the YSP has been given permission to present readings of poetry by Ai Qing
, Ai's father, who initially supported Mao but was sent to a labour camp with 'his family for the crime of 'rightism.
In 1958, Ai Qing
was sent to a labor camp because he openly criticized the Communist government for its treatment of the proto-feminist writer, Ding Ling.
Many had assumed that as the son of Ai Qing
, one of the country's most revered poets, Ai Weiwei would be spared.
Weiwei grew up on the edge of the Gobi Desert, where his late father, Ai Qing
, a poet, was exiled during the Cultural Revolution.
Born in 1957, he is the son of late Chinese poet Ai Qing
, who was persecuted during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), but today is revered as a leading poet.
In 2002, the city of Jinhua commissioned Ai to design a riverside park as a memorial to his late father, Ai Qing
, an experimental poet who was banished to the far west of China in the anti-intellectual campaign of 1958.
The offense was "rightism," but in fact Ai Qing
was not so much a rightist as a modernist.