Nien ChengNien Cheng, [Yao Nien-Yuan 姚念媛] (1915 - 2009) Chinese author who recounted her harrowing experiences during the Cultural Revolution in her memoir 'Life and Death in Shanghai'

Nien Cheng Quote

“Day and night the city resounded with the loud noise of drums and gongs … looting and the ransacking of private homes … The violence of the Red Guards seemed to have escalated. … Articles in the newspapers … encouraged the Red Guards and congratulated them on their vandalism. They were … exhorted to be fearless in their work of toppling the old world and building a new one based on Mao’s teachings. ”

Nien ChengNien Cheng
~ Nien Cheng

Life and Death in Shanghai, 1987

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin

That was truly a horrible mess.

Mike, Norwalk

WOW, welcome to Amerika history repeating itself.

Mary, MI
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Mary, MI    8/10/20

Sounds frighteningly similar to ANTIFA and the BLM in today's U.S.


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