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LIU & XU. THE STAIR TO LOVE

Liu Guijiang was 19 when he fell madly in love with Xu Chao-Ging, a 29 year old widow with children. 50 years ago, Chinese society did not look well upon marriage with an older women.

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To avoid their relatives censure, the couple fled their village and settled in a remote cave in Chongqing in southwestern China.

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There they lived without electricity or basic foodstuffs, far away from human society.
Reaching the cave was hazardous, Liu made a plan to carve, by hand a stairway with more than 6.000 steps, so that his wife could safe ascend and descend the mountain. Liu’s project spanned five whole decades.

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Liu and Xu formed a family and live their life away from the burden of others’ opinions. Liu died in his wife´s arms in 2006

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