Red Scarf Girl

Red Scarf Girl Author Ji-li Jiang
ISBN-10 0062035347
Year 2010-10-26
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century. It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, 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. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. When Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. A personal and painful memoir—a page-turner as well as excellent material for social studies curricula—Red Scarf Girl also includes a thorough glossary and pronunciation guide. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Red Scarf Girl

Red Scarf Girl Author Ji-Li Jiang
ISBN-10 078078975X
Year 1998-10-01
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Perfection Learning
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When China's Communist Party detains Ji-Li's father, the 12-year-old is facedwith a difficult choice.

Teacher s Guide Red Scarf Girl A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

Teacher s Guide  Red Scarf Girl  A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:47522771
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"Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution" is a book for young adults written by Chinese author Ji-li Jiang (1954- ). The book recounts Jiang's experiences as a young girl during the Cultural Revolution in China. HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, provides a teacher's guide for this book. The guide features background information, interdisciplinary activities, discussion questions, author information, and more.

Little Green

Little Green Author Chun Yu
ISBN-10 9781442460324
Year 2013-04-30
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural Revolution began. My name is Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. When I was ten years old, our leader had died and the revolution ended. And this is how I remember it. When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution. The streets were filled with roaming Red Guards, the walls were covered with slogans, and reeducation meetings were held in all workplaces. Every family faced danger and humiliation, even the youngest children. Shortly after Chun’s birth, her beloved father was sent to a peasant village in the countryside to be reeducated in the ways of Chairman Mao. Chun and her brother stayed behind with their mother, who taught in a country middle school where Mao’s Little Red Book was a part of every child’s education. Chun Yu’s young life was witness to a country in turmoil, struggle, and revolution—the only life she knew. This first-person memoir of a child’s view of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a stunning account of a country in crisis and a testimony to the spirit of the individual—no matter how young or how innocent.

Born Red

Born Red Author Yuan Gao
ISBN-10 9780804765893
Year 1987-06-01
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press
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Born Red is an artistically wrought personal account, written very much from inside the experience, of the years 1966-1969, when the author was a young teenager at middle school. It was in the middle schools that much of the fury of the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement was spent, and Gao was caught up in very dramatic events, which he recounts as he understood them at the time. Gao's father was a county political official who was in and out of trouble during those years, and the intense interplay between father and son and the differing perceptions and impact of the Cultural Revolution for the two generations provide both an unusual perspective and some extraordinary moving moments. He also makes deft use of traditional mythology and proverbial wisdom to link, sometimes ironically, past and present. Gao relates in vivid fashion how students-turned-Red Guards held mass rallies against 'capitalist roader' teachers and administrators, marching them through the streets to the accompaniment of chants and jeers and driving some of them to suicide. Eventually the students divided into two factions, and school and town became armed camps. Gao tells of the exhilaration that he and his comrades experienced at their initial victories, of their deepening disillusionment as they utter defeat as the tumultuous first phase of the Cultural Revolution came to a close. The portraits of the persons to whom Gao introduces us - classmates, teachers, family members - gain weight and density as the story unfolds, so that in the end we see how they all became victims of the dynamics of a mass movement out of control.

Red Sorrow

Red Sorrow Author Nanchu
ISBN-10 9781611456769
Year 2012-03-08
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The author describes her experiences during China's Cultural Revolution, relating how she was "sent down" to the largest work camp in China, where she endured lies and betrayal until she was able to attend Madame Mao's university.

Blood Red Sunset

Blood Red Sunset Author Bo Ma
ISBN-10 UOM:39015036086794
Year 1996
Pages 371
Language en
Publisher Penguin Mass Market
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In a startlingly vivid, strangely objective, personal narrative, Ma Bo, who was denounced as an "active counterrevolutionary" in 1968, opens a window on the Chinese psyche that no work of history can provide, telling a passionate tale of a humanity that survives against all odds--a tale of ideology and disillusionment that will speak to all readers.

Red scarf girl

Red scarf girl Author Ji-li Jiang
ISBN-10 0439063000
Year 1998
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher
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An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence and grace, this unforgettable memoir gives a child's eye view of a terrifying time in 20th-century history--and of one family's indomitable courage under fire.

Ten Years of Madness

Ten Years of Madness Author Jicai Feng
ISBN-10 083512584X
Year 1996
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher China Books
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Collection of true stories of people who lived through the Cultural Revolution in China from 1966 to 1976.

Snow Falling in Spring

Snow Falling in Spring Author Moying Li
ISBN-10 9781429940788
Year 2010-03-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of 1966, when my elementary school headmaster hanged himself. In 1966 Moying, a student at a prestigious language school in Beijing, seems destined for a promising future. Everything changes when student Red Guards begin to orchestrate brutal assaults, violent public humiliations, and forced confessions. After watching her teachers and headmasters beaten in public, Moying flees school for the safety of home, only to witness her beloved grandmother denounced, her home ransacked, her father's precious books flung onto the back of a truck, and Baba himself taken away. From labor camp, Baba entrusts a friend to deliver a reading list of banned books to Moying so that she can continue to learn. Now, with so much of her life at risk, she finds sanctuary in the world of imagination and learning. This inspiring memoir follows Moying Li from age twelve to twenty-two, illuminating a complex, dark time in China's history as it tells the compelling story of one girl's difficult but determined coming-of-age during the Cultural Revolution. Snow Falling in Spring is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Asian Godfathers

Asian Godfathers Author Joe Studwell
ISBN-10 9781847651440
Year 2010-09-03
Pages 362
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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40 or 50 families control the economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. Their interests range from banking to property, from shipping to sugar, from vice to gambling. 13 of the 50 richest families in the world are in South East Asia yet they are largely unknown outside confined business circles. Often this is because they control the press and television as well as everything else. How do they do it? What are their secrets? And is it good news or bad for the places where they operate? Joe Studwell explosively lifts the lid on a world of staggering secrecy and shows that the little most people know is almost entirely wrong.

Spider Eaters

Spider Eaters Author Rae Yang
ISBN-10 9780520276024
Year 2013
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Spider Eaters is at once a moving personal story, a fascinating family history, and a unique chronicle of political upheaval told by a Chinese woman who came of age during the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution. With stunning honesty and a lively, sly humor, Rae Yang records her life from her early years as the daughter of Chinese diplomats in Switzerland, to her girlhood at an elite middle school in Beijing, to her adolescent experience as a Red Guard and later as a laborer on a pig farm in the remote northern wilderness. She tells of her eventual disillusionment with the Maoist revolution, how remorse and despair nearly drove her to suicide, and how she struggled to make sense of conflicting events that often blurred the line between victim and victimizer, aristocrat and peasant, communist and counter-revolutionary. Moving gracefully between past and present, dream and reality, the author artfully conveys the vast complexity of life in China as well as the richness, confusion, and magic of her own inner life and struggle. Much of the power of the narrative derives from Yang's multi-generational, cross-class perspective. She invokes the myths, legends, folklore, and local customs that surrounded her and brings to life the many people who were instrumental in her life: her nanny, a poor woman who raised her from a baby and whose character is conveyed through the bedtime tales she spins; her father; and her beloved grandmother, who died as a result of the political persecution she suffered. Spanning the years from 1950 to 1980, Rae Yang's story is evocative, complex, and told with striking candor. It is one of the most immediate and engaging narratives of life in post-1949 China.

Red Kite Blue Kite

Red Kite  Blue Kite Author Ji-li Jiang
ISBN-10 9781368004435
Year 2016-08-23
Pages
Language en
Publisher Disney Electronic Content
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When Tai Shan and his father, Baba, fly kites from their roof and look down at the crowded city streets below, they feel free, like the kites. Baba loves telling Tai Shan stories while the kites--one red, and one blue--rise, dip, and soar together. Then, a bad time comes. People wearing red armbands shut down the schools, smash store signs, and search houses. Baba is sent away, and Tai Shan goes to live with Granny Wang. Though father and son are far apart, they have a secret way of staying close. Every day they greet each other by flying their kites—one red, and one blue—until Baba can be free again, like the kites. Inspired by the dark time of the Cultural Revolution in China, this is a soaring tale of hope that will resonate with anyone who has ever had to love from a distance.

Red China Blues

Red China Blues Author Jan Wong
ISBN-10 9780307814302
Year 2011-12-14
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer--and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University--her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine Tool Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock & roll, hauled pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who sought her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the only American draft dodger from the Vietnam War to seek asylum in China. Red China Blues is Wong's startling--and ironic--memoir of her rocky six-year romance with Maoism (which crumbled as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism); her dramatic firsthand account of the devastating Tiananmen Square uprising; and her engaging portrait of the individuals and events she covered as a correspondent in China during the tumultuous era of capitalist reform under Deng Xiaoping. In a frank, captivating, deeply personal narrative she relates the horrors that led to her disillusionment with the "worker's paradise." And through the stories of the people--an unhappy young woman who was sold into marriage, China's most famous dissident, a doctor who lengthens penises--Wong reveals long-hidden dimensions of the world's most populous nation. In setting out to show readers in the Western world what life is like in China, and why we should care, she reacquaints herself with the old friends--and enemies of her radical past, and comes to terms with the legacy of her ancestral homeland. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Red Fire

Red Fire Author Wei Yang Chao
ISBN-10 0998196010
Year 2017-03-02
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In August 1966, a 14-year-old boy in Beijing is thrust into violence and chaos as the Cultural Revolution begins to blaze across China. Fifty years later, Red Fire is the first intimate account from someone who lived through the turbulent events. Wei Yang Chao gives readers a riveting story told with real force and heartbreaking honesty.