The One Year Campaign of Li Na

In 1958, Charles Li spent one of the strangest, most difficult years of his life in a Communist Chinese reform school.


Charles Li is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. To read more of his story, check out his book, “The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China before Mao.”

Producer: Liz Mak
Original Score: Leon Morimoto