Sunday, October 19, 2014

Historical Question - Asuna Ito

Week #2

Red Scarf Girl

What is the cultural and educational background of the author and how did this background influence the book?  In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the author’s world view?

One Monday all students of Ji-li Jing's school directed instead to participate in the movement by writing big posters, da-zi-bao, criticising the educational system. Although most of student started to write each da-zi-bao, Ji-li Jiang and her best friend, An Yi couldn't find what they write. Because they respected teachers an AnYi's mother was one of the teachers. Therefore they looked around others works for reference. Of course there were many articles about An YI's mother. Finally they found a shocking one. This was about Ji-li Jiang and Mr. Ke Cheng-li, the title was "Let's Look at the Relationship Between Ke Cheng-li and His Favorite Student, Jiang Ji-li." The event writing di-zi-bao was the method to threaten the teachers, an it makes them not do bad things. In other words, the politics used children for threat to the teachers. Chairman mAo caused pain to life of Children who trusted the politics and chairman Mao. The politics influenced the education.


  1. I liked your post a lot. I liked how you related things to what happened currently in the book, with telling about the historical background. do you think that this could relate to things going on today? Or how there historical background changed things for people today? Your post was written really good, and it explained a lot about the historical theme in the book. It was really good!

  2. This week, I had picked question #1 for historical context questions, which was, How did historical events influence the ideas in the novel? What cultural issues may have influenced, challenged, or inspired the author? I agree with your answer that Ji-li and An-yi's posers were blank because they truly admired and appreciated their teachers. They didn't want to write anything bad about their teachers. Overall, I think your answered the question thoughtfully.