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Ai Weiwei On His Father's Exile — And Hopes For His Own Son

Ai Weiwei On His Father's Exile — And Hopes For His Own Son

Update: 2021-12-30
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In 2011, influential Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was secretly detained by Chinese authorities.

While in detention, he thought often about his father – who had also been punished by the Chinese government – and how incomplete his understanding of his father was.

Ai spoke to Ailsa Chang about his new book, which explores his time in detention, his relationship with his father, and his attempt to avoid a similar disconnect with his own son.

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Ai Weiwei On His Father's Exile — And Hopes For His Own Son

Ai Weiwei On His Father's Exile — And Hopes For His Own Son

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