Life and Death in Shanghai - Part II: Chapter 6, Interrogation Summary & Analysis

Nien Cheng
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Winter is fast approaching. On the first day of her interrogation, Cheng is doing her laundry. She drops her sheet and hurriedly races out of the cell. Cheng is eager and excited to finally have her case discussed so she can prove her innocence and be set free. Cheng sits down in the chair and detects a faint nod from her interrogator to someone over her shoulder.

Cheng immediately tells the interrogator that there has been a mistake. Next, she fights fire with fire by quoting important statements from Chairman Mao to contradict what the guards and interrogator are telling her about her capitalist background and past history as a spy for foreign countries. Throughout the interrogation, the man tries to get Cheng to say anything against the Chinese government or anything that could help them create a strong...

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