This 93 year old gentleman has seen and survived it all. He lived through the Japanese occupation of China, the Chinese civil war, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, the last 30 years of economic reforms and most recently the massive earthquake on May 12, 2008. It was a real pity that he spoke not a word of Mandarin so I couldn't really understand him. I didn't have our guide with us at that moment so it was a lost opportunity.
As a former Chinese history/politics major, I could have chatted with this walking/talking Chinese history textbook for hours. Hopefully, I will meet him again later this year.
Yu Zixi village, Sichuan