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Life and Death in Shanghai - Part II: Chapter 5, Solitary Confinement Summary & Analysis

Nien Cheng
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Part II: Chapter 5, Solitary Confinement Summary and Analysis

As Cheng is being taken to the detention house, the streets of Shanghai are awash with people. She can see huge trucks filled with the goods and valuables from the capitalist homes. Whenever the jeep has to stop, the crowds will peer in the car to see the "class enemy" that Cheng has been declared.

Cheng is taken to No. 1 Detention House, which is specially reserved for political prisoners. Cheng is checked in and she has some money on her that she was going to give her gardener. Instead, the guards take this from her and hold it so she can buy goods with it later. Cheng walks into her prison room and is horrified by what she sees. She is living in pure filth and dirt. She cannot sleep due to a bright light hanging above...

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