Luo De Liang


Darlene Lai, March 15, 2017
"It was not one individual who changed the city, it was a group effort."
Luo De Liang

Introductory Profile: About Luo De Liang

I interviewed Luo De Liang, who is my grandfather. He is currently 80 years old, at a height of 5 6. My grandfather has graying hair, a kind smile, a booming voice, and an energetic personality. My grandfather went to very prestigious college, and after graduating, became a chemical engineer at a large enterprise in Guilin. He went on to become the general manager of that same enterprise at a very young age. On December 1, 1985, at the age of 41, my grandfather was chosen to be a vice mayor of Guilin. In 1998, he retired, after about 12 years of service. He still lives in Guilin, enjoying life as a normal citizen.

The overall topic of discussion in the interview was about being a mayor, and the experiences he had. My grandfather and I do not see each other often (I only meet him every three years), but he is still very friendly and outgoing with me. In addition, my grandfather loves to tell stories and talk about his past. This was reflected in my interview; he answered all my questions with ease and pleasure.