Red Scarf Girl A Memoir Of The Cultural Revolution Study Guides

  • Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

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    Red Scarf Girl is Ji-li Jiang's memoir for young readers about growing up during the Cultural Revolution of China in the 1960s. This revolution marked a time of change for Ji-li's country as it moved away from a capitalist government towards communism, and created much turbulence in her childhood. Her family's economic status invites persecution from the government and Ji-li's peers and neighbors, and when eventually her father is imprisoned, Ji-li must choose whether to defend him and side with her family, or renounce him to gain a place in the ever more powerful Communist Party.