Life and Death in Shanghai

Life and Death in Shanghai

eBook - 1987
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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution. Nien Cheng, an anglophile and fluent English-speaker who worked for Shell in Shanghai under Mao, was put under house arrest by Red Guards in 1966 and subsequently jailed. All attempts to make her confess to the charges of being a British spy failed; all efforts to indoctrinate her were met by a steadfast and fearless refusal to accept the terms offered by her interrogators. When she was released from prison she was told that her daughter had committed suicide. In fact Meiping had been beaten to death by Maoist revolutionaries.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1987, c1986.
ISBN: 9780007375615
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Nov 11, 2013

A most memorable book I plan to read again. Highly recommended.

Jul 30, 2012

Frightening look at totalitarian state but a wonderful story of one woman's determination. Heard her speak about 15 years ago and she's as captivating as the book

Jul 30, 2012

A riveting first hand account of life in China during the Cultural Revolution.

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