Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

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As the world continues to evolve, there are various social issues that exist. Childhood neglect is problematic in society, especially in China. In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah exposes the severity of emotional abuse and neglect of children through her personal experiences. Literature addresses this topic through the interactions of the characters and the plot of the novel. She conveys her autobiography through antagonistic characterization and her writing style of point of view and tone. Literary critics study and comment on literary work and the issues transpired through text, which stimulate the interpretations of readers and their appreciation of literature. Not only is Adeline Yen Mah's writing piece rich, she also exposes intense concepts involving the mistreatment of children throughout the world, specifically in China. China is located in Eastern Asia where it is the third largest and most populated geographical region in the world. As the country continued to expand, the government became more encompassed in China's affairs. After the Chinese emperor resigned from the throne in 1912, the Kuomintang and the Communist Party cooperated with one another to reestablish the political and militant aspects of the country. As China was under the control of Chiang, Japan managed to seize Manchuria in 1931. Throughout the years, Japan attempted to develop their territory in China. An article reports, "When the Japanese captured Nanjing in December, they went on a
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