China - This country is one of the world's oldest civilizations and has been a Communist country since the mid-20th century.
Shanghai - This city is located on the east coast of the country the book is set in, and it is one of the largest cities in the world.
National Model Worker - One of China's highest honors, this is awarded to individuals who have made remarkable contributions to China in areas such as culture, national security, and economics.
Yuan - This is the base unit of Chinese currency.
Chairman Mao Zedong - This Communist leader lived from 1949-1976 and was one of the most influential people in modern history.
Deng Xiaoping - This individual was the leader of the Communist Party in China from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, and instituted the economic reforms that led socialist China towards a more capitalist...
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