Ji-li Jiang

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  • Red Scarf Girl Analysis

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    result in death? In the memoir Red Scarf Girl, Ji-li describes how everybody had dutifully followed Chairman Mao and took action in helping the Communist Party. On the other hand, others flouted the Party. During the events of the Cultural Revolution, Ji-li Jiang has self-conflicts about her true beliefs. Ji-li once believed in the kindness of the Communist Party and had confidence that the Cultural Revolution would benefit the fate of China. However, Ji-li’s beliefs soon change from following the footsteps

  • What Is The Theme Of The Red Scarf Girl

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    In the Red Scarf Girl book, teacher Zhang tells Ji-LI Jiang that “We cannot choose our families or our class status. But we can choose our futures… You are still an educable child.” He meant that just because Ji-Li grandpa was a one of the richest landlords in the city and to everyone by default Ji-Li and her family was considered “Four old.” Which means old customs, ideas, culture, and habits. The worst thing to be considered during those times of 1966 in China because it could lead to you and

  • Homosexuality In The Hairdresser Of Harare By Tendai Huchu

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    Those being oppressed by their government must find a way to keep a sense of themselves and their beliefs despite others attempts to change them. In the Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu, Dumisani is a gay man in a country that heavily discriminates against homosexuality. Dumi is under constant threat of having his sexuality discovered and being punished by torture or imprisonment. Despite this fear, he is able to overcome the disdain his society holds in order to embrace who he truly is, “You

  • Examples Of Craft Techniques In Red Scarf Girl

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    thinking about this and the two sides to it. Jiang doesn’t know what is right, and she is always thinking about that to herself. Another small technique I noticed was dialogue. In some books, there’s not a lot of dialogue but I really noticed it in Red Scarf Girl. This really helped to show the two sides to Jiang’s conflict. When she’s talking to say a Liberation supporter, the way they are talking shows how Jiang supports that side. On the other hand, when Jiang is

  • Analysis of Ji-Li Jiang´s The Red Scarf Girl Essay

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    ________________________________________________________________________ Main Characters Jiang Ji-Li Ji-Li is born on the Chinese New Year of 1954 or February 2, 1954. Her name means lucky and beautiful. She is very smart and used to be the "da-dui-zhang" (the Chinese equivalent of the head of the student council, the most powerful student in the elementry school). Despite her academic achievements, she is held back by her poor class status. Ji-Li very much wants to become a Red Successor. A Red Successor is a student

  • Red Scarf Girl : Character Changes

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    the story took place in the city of Shanghai, specifically throughout the course of two and a half years from the year 1966 to 1969. The protagonist and narrator of the story, Ji Li Jiang, was a 12-year-old Chinese girl who lived as a wealthy resident in the brownstone apartments of Shanghai. As the story progressed, Ji Li developed alterations in her relationships with her peers at school, the perception of her goals and responsibilities in life, and knowledge of her family history in relation to

  • Oppression in China

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    population of California (Edwards). After the time of the Cultural Revolution, over 1.5 million civilians died during the movement, and others were tortured, publicly humiliated, or suffered imprisonment (History.com). The memoir Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang brings to life the cultural oppression that the Chinese citizens faced during the time Mao Zedong led China. There are many facts and statistics that involved the oppression

  • Analysis Of Red Scarf Girl

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    Red Scarf Girl is a historical memoir written by Ji-li Jang about her experiences during the cultural revolution of China, with a foreword by David Henry Hwand Red Scarf Girl, Ji-li was at the top of her class and the da-dui-zhang, or Student Council President, of her school. However, her father prevents her from auditioning for the Central Liberation Army Arts Academy due to their political status, which she had no knowledge of at the time. Her family is considered a "Black Family", because her

  • Mao Zedong Fallacies

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    In 1966, China’s communist leader, Mao Zedong, often known as Chairman Mao, launched the Chinese Cultural Revolution in an effort to remove capitalism and enforce communism. At the time, Ji-Li Jiang was only twelve years old, and witnessed the effects firsthand. She witnessed the lengths people will go simple because someone in a position of power even though the reasoning behind the orders do not make sense. These orders are known as logical fallacies. Logical fallacies, specifically appeals to

  • Fahrenheit 451 And Red Scarf Girl

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    revolves around the journey of a Firemen named Guy Montag. In this futuristic book, the government outlawed books and have Firemen like Guy burn them for a living. Red scarf girl is a memoir about a young girl named Ji-li Jiang during China’s cultural resolution. During this time, Ji-li was humiliated, bullied and witnessed people very close to her heart, suffered horrible atrocities. Both book’s share a fascinating story, where socialist governments inflict such grief and lack of freedom upon the