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Gang of one : memoirs of a Red Guard

Author: Fan Shen
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
Series: American lives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The memoir of Shen, age 12 at the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, recounts being complicit in arduous Red Guard activities that directly or indirectly led to several gruesome deaths of political "enemies"--And later falling in love with and marrying the daughter of a man brutally tortured and killed by one of his fellow Red Guards.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shen, Fan, 1955-
Gang of one.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2003017901
(OCoLC)52930025
Named Person: Fan Shen; Fan Shen; Fan Shen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fan Shen
ISBN: 0803204116 9780803204119
OCLC Number: 54770753
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 279 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: American lives.
Responsibility: Fan Shen.

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The memoir of Shen, age 12 at the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, recounts being complicit in arduous Red Guard activities that directly or indirectly led to several gruesome deaths of political "enemies"--And later falling in love with and marrying the daughter of a man brutally tortured and killed by one of his fellow Red Guards.

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Excellent story, a Chinese Huck Finn

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-03-03) Excellent Permalink

  Shen gives an account of his adventures in China from the Cultural Revolution until the present. The story seems a bit tall to be completely true, but even if it is not, it is an enjoyable story.

 

  The story gives the reader a sense of the complexity of the bureaucracy,...
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