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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Author: Ying Chang Compestine Amy Jo Laubenstein


Summary Ling Chang a nine years old girl lives in Wuhan, China with her two dedicated hospitcal working parents. Her family's dream is to move to San Francisco \ where the Golden Gate Bridge is. Mao Zedong has just became the ruler of China and is starting to institute his “Cultural Revolution.� He sends a man by the name of Comrade Li to live with Ling and her parents.Ying Chang Compestine was born in China, then she move to California in 1986. She went to a University to study Engish literature She is married and has a son.


Author Information Ying Chang Compestine was born in China. She grew up during the Cultural Revolution. She move to U.S.A. in 1986. She went to a University to study Engish literature. After her parents died, she started writing Revolution is Not a Dinner Party. She wrote about her life during the Cultural Revolution in China. She wrote this book for six years. It was published in 2007. She lives in California with her hushand and a son. She has written other books. She gotten awards for her books.


Cultural Revolution The Cultural Revolution was from 1966 to 1976. Before the Cultural Revolution, people read own books. People listened America folk songs. People got clothes, food, and drinks from all over world. People learned english language. Kids went to school. During the Cultural Revolution, schools were closed. Red guards wanted to destory books and churches. Youth became Red Guards. Many people were persecuted and killed. Youth fought other people. Government took people possessions. After the Cultural Revolution, China's economy was destroyed. Kids had no education. A lot of China's culture was ruined. Many people were poor.


Time period information From 1964 to 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson was U.S president. Richard Nixon was elected U.S president in 1968. He was president until 1974. Mao Zedong was China's leader during the Cultural Revolution. The Vietnam war was from 1959 to 1975.


Work Cited • “1964 Presidential Election” 270towin.com 2004 Web. 20 Feb. 2013 • Compestine, Ying Chang “Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party” New York, NY Henry Holt and Company 2007 Print • “Cultural Revolution --- Beginning, Daily Life and Revolutionary Ethusiam” factsanddetails.com last updated August 2012 Web. 20 Feb. 2013 • Nguyen Oanh, Phillips, Joshua, Pontikes, Andrew “What Are the Major Impacts of China's Cultural Revolution” okcu.edu 2009 Web. 20 Feb. 2013 • “Ordinary life in Extraordinary Times” burkemuseum.org last updated September 25, 2002 Web. 20 Feb. 2013 • Rosenberg, Jennifer “Vietnam War” about.com 2013 Web. 20 Feb. 2013 • Teiwes, Frederick C. “Before and After ther Cultural Revolution” jstor.org Apr. - Jun. 1974 Web. 20 Feb. 2013

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