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Ji-lis deeply moving story should be on the shelf of every persons library. Her courage in the face of adversity and her steadfast loyalty and love for her family are truly inspirational for young and old alike.
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Large portraits of Mao on wooden boards several feet high stood at main street corners. Painted to make the old man look extremely youthful, healthy, and fat (a sign of well-being in China), these pictures provided a mocking contrast to the thin, pale-faced pedestrians walking listlessly below them. Pg. 193

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Pilfering was common in Communist China's state-owned enterprises, as the Party secretaries were slack in guarding properties that belonged to the government and poorly paid workers felt it fair compensation for their low pay. The practice was so widespread that it was an open secret. The workers joked about it and called it "Communism," which in Chinese translation means "sharing property." Pg. 390

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I must not only keep alive, but I must be as strong as granite, so that no matter how much I was knocked about, I could remain unbroken.

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