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By Dawn Cerf,Yu Liu

How does an eager-to-please, younger chinese language lady, owned through the unyielding Communist executive, learn how to struggle for survival by means of turning into an autonomous philosopher?

When Liu Yu, an impressionable chinese language lady, witnesses the venomous public trial of her mother's co-worker and buddy through the Cultural Revolution, her existence is modified eternally. The incident silences her voice yet now not her wish to break out from poverty and the wearisome destiny her mom endures.

At age 11, Liu Yu grabs her probability to prevent being despatched to the geographical region within the government's plan to re-educate its adolescents although it potential leaving her supportive relatives in the back of. She catapults to the head of Communist society by way of turning into an elite expert athlete, dwelling the dream of each baby in China. status and fabric convenience, notwithstanding, are fast overshadowed by means of loneliness and a brutal education routine.

After enduring approximately ten years of rigorous martial arts education, feuding coaches threaten Liu Yu's goals of a countrywide championship. She needs to then come to a decision even if to persist with her family's values and her center or push for the championship she feels is inside her grab.

Guided by way of her grandmother's knowledge, the younger lady realizes what she wishes greater than status and fortune is the opportunity to regulate her personal existence. Liu Yu hazards every little thing, discovering the braveness to show opposed to the cultural tide in China to hunt her personal future. within the procedure she rediscovers her voice, the only she misplaced as a toddler of the Cultural Revolution.

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