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Life And Death in Shanghai
You've discovered a title that's missing from our library. Can you help donate a copy? When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission. Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive , a c 3 non-profit. See more about this book on Archive. 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.
Par carter ann le mardi, octobre 3 , 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 and subsequently jailed. All attempts to make her confess to the charges of being a British spy failed; all efforts to indoctrinate her were met by a steadfast and fearless refusal to accept the terms offered by her interrogators. When she was released from prison she was told that her daughter had committed suicide. In fact Meiping had been beaten to death by Maoist revolutionaries. At one time during the first half of the twentieth century, Marcus Garvey was the most famous black man on the planet.
The novel is an autobiography of Nien Cheng, depicting her life during the Cultural Revolution in China. Cheng begins her story from the time right before the Cultural Revolution begins and ends with her relocation to the United States many decades later, including her compelling account of the six and a half years she spent in a detention house under false imprisonment. In the beginning of the autobiography, Cheng discusses her life and former management position at Shell Oil while in Shanghai. She gives great detail on her life, home, activities and family, including her daughter Meiping and deceased husband. She is surrounded by beauty and manages to live a privileged lifestyle among things that are considered "Western" or American or British in influence. When the Cultural Revolution begins, Cheng is not terribly worried since the political movements initiated by Mao Zedong are frequent occurrences and typically end as quickly as they begin.
Access options available:. The author's reliance on details, however, often obscures the larger picture in which regional events occur and which would provide a more useful context for studying Soviet strategy in the Caribbean. Life and Death in Shanghai. By Nien Cheng. New York: Grove Press,
By Nien Cheng. 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 and subsequently jailed.
Life and death in Shanghai
New York: Grove Press. ONE night in August of the home of Mrs. Nien Cheng in Shanghai was broken into by some 40 young people wearing Red Guard armbands. Cheng barred their way and asked for their search warrant. Cheng tried to save the more irreplaceable of her possessions by pleading that they were part of the great Chinese cultural heritage. During the weeks of harassment that followed, Mrs. Cheng did her best to understand what lay behind the mindless destructiveness and cold lack of humanity of her Red Guard persecutors.
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