In this book, Ji-Li Jiang's experiences, are shown in chronological order. The author most likely used this technique to show hoe ideas evolved in that time. The author also wrote the book in first-person. This means that it is through Ji-Li Jiang's point of view. The author might have also use this technique to have the reader really understand what she was going through. Together, these two writing techniques take the reader through the journey that the character is going through; therefore, helping the readers understanding of the book.