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Red Sorrow by Nanchu
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Apr 18, 12

bookshelves: biography, china, cultural-revolution, east-asia, nonfiction
Read from April 15 to 18, 2012 — I own a copy

Another interesting first-hand account of the Cultural Revolution. She was among the first wave of former Red Guards who returned from the countryside to go to college, and her account of navigating the complex political web during the on-going Cultural Revolution was particularly interesting. Her brief description of poor economic conditions facing her generation--namely, unemployment in part due to the limited education and limited skills thanks to years of schools being closed and work assignments moving rocks and such--is also something that I haven't seen covered in other books.
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