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Life and Death in Shanghai
Life and Death in Shanghai
Author: Nien Cheng
In August 1966 a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Cheng. Her background made her an obvious target for the fanatics of the Cultural Revolution: educated in London, the widow of an official of Chiang Kai-shek's regime, and an employee of Shell Oil, Nien Cheng enjoyed comforts that few of her compatriots could afford. When she re...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140108705
ISBN-10: 014010870X
Publication Date: 5/3/1988
Pages: 547
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 6
This is a book that I didn't want to put down. It is the true account of Nien Cheng's life during the Chinese revolution starting in 1966. Her life, as she knew it, would be changed forever. It is a story of personal perseverence under incredible circumstances.
Great book!
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Helpful Score: 3
This one I could NOT put down. One of the great inspirational reads that helped me finsih college and go to Graduate school in my late forties. Thank you Nien Cheng.
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tish avatar reviewed Life and Death in Shanghai on + 384 more book reviews
this is a memorable memoir set in China during the cultural revolution.the author is imprisioned for years and reads all of Mao's writings. after her release, she looks for her daughter..sigh
IIRC, she lives in DC now


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