Red Scarf Girl
Red Scarf Girl was written by, Ji-Li Jiang. THe events happen whe Ji-Li is twelve years old. It is a memoir about what she went through during the Cultural Revolution during 1966. During this time, communist leader Mao Zedong, wanted to reassurt his authority over the Chinese Government.
One of Chairman Maos movements was to get rid of the four olds. These four olds were old ideas, old culture, old habits and old customs. Once the four olds were stripped of the people, he would establish new ones. Some questions come to mind when learning about this movement. Why did he not want tradition? Tradition unites people, doesnt he want the people united?