Life and Death in Shanghai - Part III: Chapter 15, A Student Who Was Different Summary & Analysis

Nien Cheng
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Cheng visits the local bookstore to try to find English textbooks to help her future students; however, these books have all been banned.

For this reason, Cheng can only accept students who have studied English in the past and have books they can use. She has a number of requests of students wishing to learn English. Her most interesting student is a man named Da De, who is a former leader of the Red Guards. He does not tell Cheng any of this, but instead simply says that he is a poor student who wants to learn English. He comes from a poor background but has tremendous drive and determination coupled with extreme arrogance. Cheng feels that in another country, he would be very successful, but in China, he will most...

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