Foreword By: David Henry Hwang
Week 5 : Chapters 13 - 15
Risk Taking Researcher
To begin with, I researched about how having a bad class status affected the way people lived. It very much did affect people because it changed how the people with society looked at them. In China, when someone was, or related to, a landlord, their life were either punished or destroyed, adding the fact that the Cultural Revolution totally rejected them. Landlords would always side with imperialism and created a counterrevolutionary group. Having this searched, people with a high class status were supposed to humiliate and bring down anyone like a landlord - Jiang Ji-Li's grandfather. Chairman Mao brought Red Guards to get rid of "anti-communists". Millions of Chinese people were persecuted because of their class status. This can be connected with Jews, back in World War ll. As a result, Chairman Mao lived within powerful rights to take away someone's reputation caused by their class struggle.
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