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8 edition of Nien Cheng found in the catalog.

Nien Cheng

prisoner in China

by Robin Langley Sommer

  • 314 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Blackbirch Press in Woodbridge, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Cheng, Nien, 1915- -- Juvenile literature,
    • Cheng, Nien, 1915-,
    • Political prisoners,
    • China -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
    • China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976

    • About the Edition

      A biography of the Chinese woman who, arrested during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, spent more than six years in solitary confinement and, despite severe punishment, refused to indict herself as a traitor.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.

      Statementby Robin Langley Sommer.
      SeriesThe Library of famous women
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT1828.C5248 S65 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. :
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1722176M
      ISBN 101567110118
      LC Control Number92025621
      OCLC/WorldCa26211787

        From Kevin Chambers. of West Peavine, Oklahoma, on the death of Nien Cheng: "I was sorry to hear about her passing. Four years ago, after reading her book, I wrote to her and she invited me over. Nien Cheng was a wealthy cultured woman living in Shanghai. During the cultural revolution she was 'shamed' and eventually imprisoned for two years. The authorities were intent on getting her to confess to a variety of 'offences' and subjected her to incredible hardship to force a confession. She refused to do so/5().

      Shop the latest titles by Nien Cheng at Alibris including hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, and audiobooks from thousands of sellers worldwide.   Nien Cheng (–) was the author of the critically-acclaimed, international best-selling memoir Life and Death in Shanghai. Released from prison in , Cheng emigrated in , first to Canada and then to the United States, where she became a U.S. citizen in /5(16).

      The last third of Nien Cheng's book is devoted to the period between her release from detention and her departure for the United States in , during which she lived no longer in comfortable bourgeois circumstances but as one of ''the masses.''. Nien Cheng, born in on Janu , is a Chinese American author who recounted her harrowing experiences of the Cultural Revolution in her memoir Life and Death in Shanghai. Ms. Cheng became a target of attack by Red Guards due to her management of a foreign firm in Shanghai, Shell.


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