About Shan Windscript

Shan Windscript is a PhD. candidate in History at the University of Melbourne, researching Mao-era diaries and contemporary Chinese history.


An unofficial history of China’s Cultural Revolution


The diaries of people who lived through the Cultural Revolution may show the ‘10-year catastrophe’ in a new light, writes SHAN WINDSCRIPT. When I first told my mother about my research project she looked somewhat bemused and then asked, ‘But what good are those diaries?’ Like millions of other Chinese people, she had been an […]