|Author||Mu Aiping 慕愛平, 1951-|
|Pub. Location||London||Publisher||Little, Brown and Company|
|Date||2000||Phys. Desc.||x, 819 p.,  p. ill., map.; 24 cm.|
|Location||Reading Room||Call Number||DS779.29.M8 A3 2000|
|Vermilion Gate / Aiping Mu.|
"Aiping Mu was born to parents prominent in the Communist hierarchy - her father was Political Commissar for the Beijing region and her mother ran one of the city's universities - and in her early years lived the pampered life of the Party elite: luxury housing, guards, servants and private schooling. Both parents were considered intellectuals within the Party and from the start experienced the factional in-fighting and periodic purges which culminated decades later in the Cultural Revolution and the break-up of the family. Aiping herself was one of the first Red Guards before being denounced as a bourgeois intellectual and exiled to a remote province."--OCLC recd.