Demons
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Ruth Earnshaw Lo and Katherine S. Kinderman, In the Eye of the Typhoon (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980).
A memoir of the Cultural Revolution by an American woman, Ruth Lo, or Xia Luteh, who had married a Chinese man, Dr. Lo Chuanfang, in 1937 and lived there for forty years. They were at Zhongshan University in the suburbs of the city then called Canton and now called Guangzhou. From the uncommon perspective of a Westerner inside China, she writes about the period from 1966 to 1978. Lo and her family were ostracized because of their Western connections, and her husband died after he was denied medical treatment.

Here is a review by Jun Zhang, who suggests that Lo’s status as a foreigner makes the book distinctive but also leads her to misconstrue some events. If you have JSTOR access, you can read this review by Steven I. Levine in The Journal of Asian Studies.

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