An American-Spy Father and His Daughter in Communist China: The Hopes of Two Generations


Born in Beijing, China in 1955, Yuci Tan and her "American-spy" father lived through very difficult times during the Cultural Revolution, which began in 1966 and lasted for ten years.
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Born in Beijing, China in 1955, Yuci Tan and her "American-spy" father lived through very difficult times during the Cultural Revolution, which began in 1966 and lasted for ten years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577332077
  • Publisher: Blue Dolphin Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Dear Father ix

Foreword xi

A Word of Thanks xii

1 The Daycare Centre 3

2 Lovely Sundays 13

3 Holidays & My Father's Graceful Stories 32

4 My Father's Rules of Conduct and Setting of Limits 44

5 The Art of Chinese Gardening and Tombs 56

6 Boarding School 71

7 Communist Education 81

8 The Cultural Revolution 89

9 Destroy the "Four Olds" & Establish the "Four News" 96

10 The Violence Begins 106

11 The Red Guard and the Great Link-up 113

12 Intense Violence and Suicide Spread Beyond the Schools and Beijing 121

13 Returning to School and the Cultural Revolution Pushes Forward 131

14 The Broken Safety Net 137

15 Middle School 142

16 Uneducable Child and Locked Up Father 157

17 High School 176

18 Re-education through Labor in the Countryside 189

19 My Father's Passing Away 209

Epilogue 230

Dear Father 233

Glossary of Chinese Terms 237

Index 241

About the Author 259

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