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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    southern America. The Cultural Revolution was a sociopolitical movement against the “four olds” from 1966 to 1976 sparked by Mao Zedong when millions of people faced a variety of abuses for their profession, education, wealth, and family past. Ji-Li Jiang, the main character of Red Scarf girl, grows up during this period and tells the stories of her family and other targets. Scout is raised in the 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama where racism is rampant. The book details her experience watching her father

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    and blood. In the memoir Red Scarf Girl, Jiang Ji-Li recalls her experiences growing up during Chairman Mao’s “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution”, during a time where hundreds of thousands were unfairly persecuted and even tortured by their brainwashed friends and family. Although it is clear that my experiences and Jiang Ji-Li’s are very different, there are also some similarities. One of the similarities between my life (and family history) and Jiang Ji-Li’s is our nationality. Red Scarf Girl

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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

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    Four Olds. The Four Olds were: old customs, old habits, old culture and old thinking. In the eyes of The Party being a landlord meant you were worse than a criminal. Landlords exploited workers according to the communist definition. To add to this Ji-li Jiang's father was accused of being a rightist, people who didn't want change. This is why the class was so

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    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

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