Monday, February 9, 2015

The Red Scarf Girl: Risk Taker Researcher [Mathaus Silva]

The Red Scarf Girl: Risk Taker Researcher [Mathaus Silva]

Red Scarf Girl is a novel, specifically, a memoir, written by Ji-li Jiang, also the main character's name on the book. A memoir is a record of events written by a person based on their knowledge and experiences. A lot like a diary. And that's what Red Scarf Girl is, a diary.  This book started in 1966 in China, when the author, Ji-li Jiang had only 12 years of age. As you can probably tell, this is a true story, that happened to her. It's about her experiences during the Chinese Revolution.

China's Military Soldiers

Something I noticed throughout the book was "the four olds". Which apparently stands for old culture, old ideas, old customs, and old habits. Apparently when Chinese policemen sees anything which fit into the category of "the four olds", they would destroy it. Whether it's museums, monuments, houses, signs. I didn't matter. Anything that pretty much showed capitalism was destroyed.

The Four Olds in Chinese

1 comment:

  1. I really liked you post. I liked how you talked about the 4 olds and how the book was probably from a real story. I thought it was very interesting to see that you said that the Red Scarf Girl was a diary. Good post.