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Kevin Peralta of Dobbs Ferry, 13, Sam Singh of Yonkers, 13, Jasjot Singh of Yonkers, 9, and Jair Arcos of Dobbs Ferry, 9, play soccer at Gould Park in Dobbs Ferry on Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Mansheng Wang and his mother at the Shanxi Museum.

 

DOBBS FERRY — When Dobbs Ferry-based artist Mansheng Wang was growing up in China during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, the Shanxi Museum in his hometown of Taiyuan, in Shanxi Province, was his sanctuary. The Cultural Revolution, lasting from 1966 until 1976, aimed to enforce communism by removing capitalist, traditional and cultural elements from Chinese society.

“Schools were closed and life on the streets was dangerous and chaotic,” Mansheng told the Enterprise, “with lots of roving gangs of teenage boys who would find any excuse to beat you up. The Old Shanxi Museum, which was housed in a converted temple, was, for the most part, deserted. It became a place of safety and refuge. And I loved the art. Shanxi has a rich history going back centuries, and equally rich artwork including sculpture, paintings and ceramics. My routine never varied. Every time I visited the museum, I would start at the first part of the exhibit and walk all the way through to the end. This experience, you could say, was a big part of my education about Chinese history and art. Read more >

 
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