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A Generation Lost: China Under The Cultural Revolution
A Generation Lost: China Under The Cultural Revolution
By Zi-Ping Luo
Henry Holt, 1990, 342 pp

Zi-Ping Luo, a chemistry professor at California Polytechnic University, provides an engrossing account of her life as a young girl growing up during the Cultural Revolution. Written in the form of letters addressed to a disillusioned compatriot, the author tells the story of her family's survival during those dark, violent years. After the Red Guards closed down the schools and universities, the Luo children risked imprisonment to continue their own education program covertly. A portrait of personal courage and a testament to the strength of family.