Ken Ling writes an autobiographical brutal account of his teenage years in China during the Cultural Revolution. It is the inside story of how Chinese Red Guard organizations functioned and what their leaders were thinking. He makes clear throughout this blunt book, he and his fellow students weren't in it for money or ideology; they just wanted power. His story is a microcosm of the horrific events of the Cultural Revolution. The most brutal violence - gang rapes, mindless killings, torture - were commonplace. By the end, Ken has become deeply disillusioned and escapes to Taiwan.
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Book Description Putnam, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. This is a mass market paperback. The binding is clean and bright with light bumping. The spine has a tiny crease and is slightly slanted. A previous owner's inscription lies inside the front cover. The pages are lightly tanned due to age and are clean and unmarked. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!. Bookseller Inventory # 149638