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Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
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Dec 16, 2007

it was amazing
Read in December, 2002

This book is one that I would definitely recommend to all readers. It is eloquently written and very engaging. It chronicles the imprisonment of a Western-educated business woman living in China during the Cultural Revolution.

It is a very intimate look at Mao Tse-Tung and how his philosophies affected the Chinese people--and not for the better. Mrs. Cheng is a wonderful narrator and writes a very excellent true story.

Recommended to all who like an intense story of human survival, and all those who are also interested in the culture and history of China.
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