Life and Death in Shanghai - Study Guide Part III: Chapter 13, Where is Meiping? Summary & Analysis

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As Cheng walks towards Hean, her mind screams "Meiping is dead! Where is Meiping!" Hean grabs her by the arm and they ride in the car in silence through the familiar Shanghai streets to an unfamiliar house. The Chinese government has decided that Cheng should live in the upstairs portion of a home and allocates two bedrooms to her. They assign a nurse/servant to take care of her and tell everyone that she is sick with uterine cancer and will die soon.

Hean has gone ahead and decorated the room for her with the little bit of money that she has been given. The servant's name is A-yi, but Hean warns her to be careful what she says around her and that she is nothing like Chen-ma. Cheng sees her room and then finally...

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