Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution
Published in 1997, this book has justly received many awards. In 1966 Jiang Ji-Li is twelve years old and it is the time of Mao Ze-dong's Cultural Revolution in Communist China. His political methods were as dubious as his knowledge of entomology: 1966 was the year he ordered all the sparrows to be killed as they ate the rice crop. But they also ate large numbers of insects, so China then suffered plagues of bugs instead.
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