Red Scarf Girl

Author: Ji-li Jiang
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062035349
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This accessible autobiography is the true story of one girl's determination to hold her family together during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century. It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, friends, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart. Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. When Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life. A personal and painful memoir—a page-turner as well as excellent material for social studies curricula—Red Scarf Girl also includes a thorough glossary and pronunciation guide. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Teacher S Guide Red Scarf Girl A Memoir Of The Cultural Revolution

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"Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution" is a book for young adults written by Chinese author Ji-li Jiang (1954- ). The book recounts Jiang's experiences as a young girl during the Cultural Revolution in China. HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, provides a teacher's guide for this book. The guide features background information, interdisciplinary activities, discussion questions, author information, and more.

China During The Cultural Revolution 1966 1976

Author: Tony H. Chang
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309052
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Provides a useful overview of literature on the Chinese Cultural Revolution, including a broad range of topics from the military, education, and religion to economics, foreign relations, and the arts.

Historical Dictionary Of The Chinese Cultural Revolution

Author: Guo Jian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442251727
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important period in Chinese history.

Historical Dictionary Of The People S Republic Of China

Author: Lawrence R. Sullivan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442264691
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When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) assumed power in October 1949 China was one of the poorest nations in the world and so weak it had been conquered in the late 1930s and early 1940s by its neighbor Japan, a country one-10th its size. More than five decades later, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an emerging economic, political, and major military power with the world’s fastest growing economy and largest population (1.35 billion in 2015). A member of the United Nations Security Council since the early 1970s and a nuclear power, China wields enormous influence in the world community while at home what was once a nation of largely poverty-stricken peasants and urban areas with little-to-no industry has been transformed into an increasingly urbanized society with a growing middle class and an industrial and service sector that leads the world in such industries as steel and textiles while becoming a major player in computers and telecommunications. All the while the country has remained under the tight political control of a one-party system dominated by the Chinese Communist Party that despite periods of intense political conflict and turmoil governs China with a membership in 2014 of 88 million people—the largest single organization on earth. This third edition of Historical Dictionary ofthe People's Republic of China contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about China.

Begin Here

Author: Rocío G. Davis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 082483092X
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An analytically innovative work, Begin Here widens the current critical focus of Asian North American literary studies by proposing an integrated thematic and narratological approach to the practice of autobiography. It demonstrates how Asian North American memoirs of childhood challenge the construction and performative potential of national experiences. This understanding influences theoretical approaches to ethnic life writing, expanding the boundaries of traditional autobiography by negotiating narrative techniques and genre and raising complex questions about self-representation and the construction of cultural memory. By examining the artistic project of some fifty Asian North American writers who deploy their childhood narratives in the representation of the individual processes of self-identification and negotiation of cultural and national affiliation, this work provides a comprehensive overview of Asian North American autobiographies of childhood published over the last century. Importantly, it also attends to new ways of writing autobiographies, employing comics, blending verse, prose, diaries, and life writing for children, and using relational approaches to self-identification, among others.