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Title:Life and Death in Shanghai
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Nien Cheng
Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:014010870X
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:560
Category:China, Non fiction, History, Memoir, Biography

Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Life and Death in Shanghai In August 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 refused to confess that any of this made her an enemy of the state she was placed in solitary confinement where she would remain for more than six years Life and Death in Shanghai is the powerful story of Nien Cheng s imprisonment of the deprivation she endured of her heroic resistance and of her quest for justice when she was released It is the story too of a country torn apart by the savage fight for power Mao Tse tung launched in his campaign to topple party moderates An incisive rare personal account of a terrifying chapter in twentieth century history Life and Death in Shanghai is also an astounding portrait of one woman s courage

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