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Life and Death in Shanghai
Life and Death in Shanghai
Author: Nien Cheng
This is 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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780246129482
ISBN-10: 0246129484
Publication Date: 7/24/1986
Pages: 448
Edition: 4
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Publisher: Grafton
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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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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