In the book that I am a reading a major event in world history is happening the Chinese Cultural Revolution. One connection that I have made is with the book Ties that bind, Ties that break. In Ties that bind, Ties that break just like Ji-li Jiang’s grandmother, Eileen, the main character is one of the first women to study in school. In of Ties that bind, Ties that break the Cultural Revolution had just started and the book Red scarf girl the cultural revolution had just started.
An other connection that I have made is that in the novel Ji-li Jiang is from a rich family just like Eileen Both of them love and respect their father, but they have a big difference. Ji-li Jiang is very happy with her family and loves them very much. The are always by her side and want what is best for her. However Eileen is not happy with her family because they are not by her side and he uncle dislikes her. The only similarity that they have is that they both have loving fathers.