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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

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Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

by Ji-Li Jiang


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When China's Communist Party detains Ji-Li's father, the 12-year-old is facedwith a difficult choice.


I have never doubted what I was told: "Heaven and earth are great, but greater still is the kindness of the Communist Part; father and mother are dear, but dearer still is Chairman Mao." In 1966 Ji-li Jian was 12 years old. And oustanding student and a leader of her class, she had everything: brains, ability, the admiration of her peers -- and a shining future in Chairman Mao's New China. But all that changed with the advent of the Cultural Revolution, when intelligence became a crime and a wealthy family background invited persecution or worse. For the next few years Ji-li and her family were humilated and reviled by their former friends, neighbors and colleagues and lived in constant terror of arrest. At last, with the detention of her father, Ji-li was faced with the most dreadful decision of her life: denounce him, or refuse to testify and sacrifice her future in her beloved Communist Party. Size 0.66" H x 7.77" L x 5.03" W, 320 page

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ISBN 9780064462082
Author Ji-Li Jiang
Age Group 8-12
Book Type paperback

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