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Nien Cheng: Courage in China

Nien Cheng: Courage in China

by Leila Merrell Foster

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Gr 4-7-- Held prisoner from September 27, 1966 through March 17, 1973, Cheng steadfastly refused to confess to treason, disloyalty, or any wrong-doing, or to implicate others. She was beaten, endured unlivable conditions, and failing health. She was sustained by her Christian beliefs, her faith in her innocence, and by her desire to protect her daughter's name. When she was released, she began a new struggle to clear her name, and, in 1978, finally received an official document that proclaimed her not guilty of any crime. She then persisted in seeking out the truth of her daughter's ``suicide.'' Drawing heavily on the autobiographical Life and Death in Shanghai , and updated with more recent sources, the book offers insight into the period of the Cultural Revolution as much as it tells the story of a strong woman surviving harrowing conditions. It will be of value where biographies or Chinese history and politics are emphasized. --Susan Middleton, LaJolla Country Day School, CA

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
People of Distinction Series
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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