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Life and Death in Shanghai


Originally published in 1986, a memoir in which the author recounts the horrors of China's Cultural Revolution, during which she was falsely accused ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

A triumph opver crushing terrors

by realitychek on Dec 11, 2013

Nien Cheng's LIFE AND DEATH IN SHANGHAI is a memoir of her decade being persecuted by Mao's Chinese regime, and a testament to an intelligence blending courage, compassion, spiritual, generosity of spirit, and a level of integrity willing to stare down the risk of death and the omnipresence of public ... More


A wonderful woman

by KareninsSmile on May 4, 2009

This is the autobiography of Nien Cheng, a flunent English speaking Chinese woman. She was one of the upper classes in China, before the Communist Cultural Revolution. This is an account of her life, from the moment it became affected by the revolution. She tells of the heartbreak of hearing her ... More


What a story!

by Bookstarr on Sep 6, 2007

Nien Chang's account of her life during the Cultural Revolution is riveting. This book reads like a novel. I highly recommend this account to everyone. More


For those depressed about their life

by Iricheka on Mar 31, 2007

I've been trying to learn more about China and picked this book up as I know there's no better way to get to study the country then from someone's autobiographical account. Nien Cheng proved to be an excellent source and much more then that. The author herself is what I'd call a part of Chinese ... More

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