Johnny Quan is a man from California who recently got a chance to look through his late grandma’s old photo albums, and he was absolutely amazed to discover how glamorous her life was.
Leung Ping, Quan’s grandma, passed earlier this year at the age of 93 of natural causes, and her grandson was able to look back on her life as a model and a prominent pop singer in Shanghai.
He writes that she “grew up” through hardships during the Chinese Civil War, the Sino-Japanese War, WW2, and the Communist Revolution. ‘Shidaiqu’, or “pop music”, was banned in Communist China, as it was deemed ‘yellow music’. The young man wrote for Bored Panda that his grandma did not give up on her dream, but she fled to Hong Kong and continued to sing there, then Singapore, before retiring in San Francisco.
Quan noted that this is a condensed version of the album, so you can visit his original Facebook album to see more of the vintage photos.