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Nien Cheng

Cultural Barriers in China

About Nien Cheng

Nien Cheng is the author of the bestselling book Life and Death in Shanghai, a memoir recounting her experiences during the Cultural Revolution in China. As the widow of the former manager of Shell Corporation in Shanghai, she became a target of the Red Guards. Her book documents the years she was imprisoned while refusing to cooperate with her captors.


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Forums will NOT be live broadcast on MPR this fall. Instead, MPR will present the entire fall season of the Town Hall Forum as a special week of programs, November 29 – December 2 each day at 11 a.m. You can still listen/watch live here on our website.