Qiyin Emurian
Publisher: Amazon.com Services LLC
Pages: 175

Born into New China (Spring Grass Book 1) covers the period of my life from early childhood to a teenager experiencing the beginning of the violence and uncertainty unleashed by the Cultural Revolution.I began my journey as a spirited child in a well-to-do family in Shanghai. The day I started primary school, I learned that my first name, Qiyin, meant spring grass in Chinese, blessing me to be like grass, not as charming as flowers but always alive and thriving. I became unusually bold for a girl. The book reveals the gradual changes to my life and to the lives of my family and friends as Mao Zedong issued directives for New China. With the start of the Cultural Revolution, my older brother and I, both ardent believers in Mao's words and policies, joined the Red Guards to sweep away all vestiges of capitalism and the Four Olds: Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas. I ...
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