Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

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    Xiu Xiu the sent Down Girl is from the book Tian Yu, which is written by Yan Geling and directed by Joan Chen. The Chinese government is ordering kids to go around the country to start working, Xiu Xiu, portrayed by Li Xiaolu, is one of the kids sent to do so. She doesn’t want to do this, but she decided if she were to, she would take up horse training, so she can be a part of the Girls Iron Cavalry. She is sent to the mountains to train under Lao Jin (Lopsang), a once famous horseman, now injured

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    The Rent-Down Girl

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    The Chinese film Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl was produced by Joan Chen and Alice Chen and directed by Joan Chen, with the screenplay also by her and Yan Geling. This movie is based on the story "Tian Yu" by Yan Geling about a similar topic. In this film, the point of view of a previously innocent teenage girl during the Sent-Down Movement in China is explored. However, over the course of the film, that girl’s, Xiu Xiu’s, innocence is taken away. Xiu Xiu’s loss of innocence was a result of multiple

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    Kung Xiu's Stereotypes

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    Her name was Kung Xiu, this means sunrise in English. Each day she stayed at the orphanage, it got duller and duller. There was nothing for the babies to do. They spent the majority of their day sleeping or lying on their beds. The other parts they would eat when they were hungry or drink when they got thirsty. The orphanage in China wasn’t all that great, it was unsanitary and smelly but it was a place for them to live until they were given a home. But by the time the girls got old enough, they

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