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?Foto: Liu Tao
Jin Haihua and his son Yuanbao in the studio. © Jin Haihua

Focus: Generations
The Era of Scrapped CDS

Scrapped CDs were Jin Haihua’s window to the world of Western music. For him, buying records today is rooted in a kind of sentimentality. “The ones I used to like, the ones I couldn’t buy or couldn’t afford to buy, the ones I only have as cassette tapes—all of the ones I missed out on, I want to own each and every one of them.”