Wuhan calling: how the city’s punk rock scene changed China’s youth

//Wuhan calling: how the city’s punk rock scene changed China’s youth

Wuhan calling: how the city’s punk rock scene changed China’s youth

Zhu Ning, a founding member of China’s earliest punk band, remembers the uncomfortable looks he received the first time he shaved his head bald. “We were on our way to band practice,” he recalls, “and along the way, a lot of people would get on the bus and then promptly get off. At the back of the bus, an old lady pointed at my head.” This was the 1990s, when punk rock had just arrived in China. Zhu was young, in his 20s, and rebellious. He knew his sense of style was unorthodox, but he was…

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