Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang
Risk Taking Researcher
Chapters 1- 2
This book, written by Ji-Liang Jiang is a memoir about her experience in Chinas Cultural Revolution. It is basically focused on Ji-Liang and her life story during her time in China. She is considered a more traditional family, and is harassed for being so. Eventually, things get so bad that the government try to arrest her and her family.
Ji-Liang was born in Shanghai, China, in 1954. She was born into a wealthy family who lived in a large apartment. She was a top student until 1966, when the Cultural Revolution started. This was because her family was accused of being anti-communist and the older members of her family were forced to do hard labor. When the cultural revolution ended in 1988, she, along with the rest of her family, moved to Hawaii. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, she worked as a analyst for a hotel chain. She later co-founded East West Exchange. She went on to publish her incredible life story.