Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng

Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng

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A first-hand account of China's cultural revolution.

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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 1966 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.

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SKU GOR001232939
Title Life and Death in Shanghai
Author By (author) Nien Cheng
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 1995
Number of Pages 512
ISBN 10 000654861X
ISBN 13 9780006548614
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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 1966 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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001232939
Title Life and Death in Shanghai
Author By (author) Nien Cheng
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 1995
Number of Pages 512
ISBN 10 000654861X
ISBN 13 9780006548614
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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