Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution by Ji-li Jiang. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. It's , and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. In Ji-li Jiang turned twelve. An outstanding student and leader, she had everything: brains, the admiration of her peers, and a bright future in China′s Communist Party. Over the next few years Ji-li and her family were humiliated and scorned by former friends, neighbors, and.
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Moving, honest, and deeply personal, Red Scarf Girl is the incredible true story of one girl's courage and determination during one of the most. Liberation army dancer -- Destroy the four olds! -- Writing Da-zi-bao -- Red successors -- Graduation -- Sound of drums and gongs. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade This autobiography details the #1 Best Sellerin Teen & Young Adult Political Biography eBooks.
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For the Chinese people, society's rules about what is good and bad were reversed, first when the Communists conquered China in , and then the reversal was emphasized seventeen years later, when the Cultural Revolution began. The result was that families who, before Communism, had worked hard and intelligently and had prospered suddenly became national enemies.
Even those who had chosen not to flee China, out of a strong sense of Chinese patriotism, like the author's parents and grandparents, were declared by the state to be "enemies of the people".
Even worse, no way was allowed for such a family to "make up" for its past, and even the children who were born into Communism, like the author and her siblings and friends, were declared to be guilty of the "crimes" of their ancestors.
For the author, the Cultural Revolution was a turning point in her life. Until then, her parents and grandmother had kept their heads down and been left alone, but now they were denounced and actively persecuted. What the author was seeing daily in her life conflicted with the propaganda she was getting at school, which, before, she had accepted without question.
Now her confusion kept increasing, as she tried to make sense of her new world.
Finally, she was told bluntly that she had to choose between her country and her family, and only if she publicly rejected her family could she have the life she had always expected to have. Of course this was an agonizing decision, and took much time, but she finally made her choice. The book is well-written, and does an excellent job of showing life in this tumultuous time as seen by a highly intelligent girl who was only twelve years old when the Cultural Revolution began.
I highly recommend it. This is an intimate personal memoir about the life and impressions of a young teenage girl who lived through that time.
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Jiang Ji-li puts a real face and heart to Ji-li Jiang was born in Shanghai, China, in She graduated from Shanghai Teachers' College and Shanghai University and was a science teacher before she came to the United States in After her graduation from the University of Hawaii, Ms. Jiang worked as an operations analyst for a hotel chain in Hawaii,then as budget director for a health-care company in Chicago.
In she started her own company, East West Exchange, to promote cultural exchange between Western countries and China.