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Life and Death in Shanghai Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part II: Chapter 11, A Kind of Torture Summary

Nien Cheng
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Part II: Chapter 11, A Kind of Torture Summary and Analysis

The guards pressure Cheng again to confess her crimes, yet she again maintains that she has done nothing wrong. Her hardship is now a way of life for her; however, it is eroding her mental clarity.

One day, they take Cheng from her cell and put handcuffs on her too tightly to punish her until she confesses. A blizzard is going on outside her window. Despite her pleas, the handcuffs stay on and she is eventually put into solitary confinement for 24 hours. Throughout the entire time, the too-tight handcuffs are left on her hands. She is then taken back to her cell but with the handcuffs on, she cannot feed her and has extreme difficulties going to the bathroom or sleeping. Her health declines quickly; however, a guard urges her to find a...

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