9780140108705

Life and Death in Shanghai

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140108705

  • ISBN10:

    014010870X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1988-05-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Summary

In August 1966 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 Kaishek'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. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

The Wind of Revolution
Witch-huntp. 3
Interval before the Stormp. 37
The Red Guardsp. 69
House Arrestp. 96
The Detention House
Solitary Confinementp. 125
Interrogationp. 145
The January Revolution and Military Controlp. 170
Party Factionsp. 202
Persecution Continuedp. 243
My Brother's Confessionp. 277
A Kind of Torturep. 301
Releasep. 334
My Struggle for Justice
Where Is Meiping?p. 357
The Search for the Truthp. 383
A Student Who Was Differentp. 410
The Death of Maop. 444
Rehabilitationp. 479
Farewell to Shanghaip. 504
Epiloguep. 537
Indexp. 545
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