|Plot Summary of Life and Death in Shanghai|
|"During the Cultural Revolution in China, Nien Cheng, who had worked for Shell for many years, was arrested and thrown into jail after being accused of being a spy for the British. At the hands of prison wardens and interrogators she suffered from unfair cruelty and various accusations against her, but she never gave in. At one point during her sentence she had to wear a pair of handcuffs for over three days that infected her wrists. Before the revolution she had led an indulged life with her hard working daughter and circle of friends.
After six and a half years she was released, to discover that her daughter had been murdered. It took a long time for her to gain justice, but after she did she left China and flew to America. Since she left she has never returned to Shanghai."
Liza Rosette, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Life and Death in Shanghai|
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Political/social rights fight
- suffering under communism
Life in an institution
Subject of Biography
- business executive
- long lived adults
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Writer's slant towards subject:
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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