Life and Death in Shanghai Author:Nien Cheng In August 1966, at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Chang, widow of a former Kuomintang diplomat. A few weeks later she was arrested. She remained in solitary confinement for nearly seven years.
--From the Publisher's Description
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.
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