Return to China (1996)
Barney Rosset returned to Kunming, China, in 1996 with his partner, Astrid Myers (later Rosset), and found that the late twentieth-century city did not align with his memories from the 1940s. He wrote about the 2006 trip in the brochure accompanying the 2002 exhibition of these photographs at Janos Gat Gallery:
"No one here seems remotely aware of Kunming's past. Amazingly, the travel agents here have almost no maps. 'And Kweiyang?' I ask. I remember Kweiyang as being 500 km or so to the east, eighteen hours away by jeep--but the town appears to have fallen down a deep ravine. A place which I considered my war-home has apparently been excised from foreigner's itineraries and local memory."