The rock star Cui Jian. PHOTO BY CHANG GONG.
Cui Jian is China’s first rock and roll star. His song “Nothing to My Name” has become an anthem of loss for the Tiananmen generation who witnessed the crackdown on student dissidents in 1989.
Cui Jian, China’s first rock and roll star, was born to musician parents of Korean descent and raised in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976). He began learning