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Born Red

Born Red - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0804713696

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ISBN13: 978-0804713696
ISBN10: 0804713693
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 87
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published: 1987
International: No
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Born Red - 87 edition

ISBN13: 978-0804713696

Yuan Gao and William A. Joseph

ISBN13: 978-0804713696
ISBN10: 0804713693
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 87
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Published: 1987
International: No
Summary

An autobiographical account of a young man from a provincial town in North China who became caught up in the excitement and struggles of the Cultural Revolution (1966-69). As a teenager boarding at the top local high school, Gao found himself pulled in opposite directions: At school he exerted every effort to bring about the revolution by challenging authority, while at home his father, the highest official in the county, was a target. Gao tells his story well; it rings true with details of family life, stories of Red Guard treks around China, etc. The book, however, differs only in Gao's personal circumstances from many similar accounts, including Liang Heng and Judith Shapiro's Son of the Revolution ( LJ 2/15/83), and Yue Daiyun and Carolyn Wakeman's To the Storm ( LJ 11/1/85).