|Red Flower of China (1992) [Novel]|
by Zhai Zhenhua
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Red Flower of China
is a brutally honest portrait of the Cultural Revolution as told by someone who was not only a witness to this dramatic period of history, but was also a participant in it.
Zhai Zhenhua, born to revolutionary supporters of Chairman Mao, was schooled in political correctness and party loyalty. But 1966 brought the Cultural Revolution, and fifteen-year-old Zhenhua was swept up by the events taking place around her. She joined the Red Guard, led raids on homes, and cold-bloodedly beat her fellow citizens.
Eventually purged and re-educated, Zhai Zhenhua does not minimize her role in the excesses of the times. Red Flower of China is an intensely personal account of her eventful early life and of acts which still torture her conscience.
Original title: Red Flower of China
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