A semiformal organization in elementary schools formed in imitation of the Red Guards
a group of students from the city who where sent (or volunteered to go) to the remote countryside to work with the farmers as part of their education
a member of the Communist Party who attempts to alter Communist ideals. This was a very serious offense during the Cultural Revolution
a member of the conservative party who disagreed with or opposed the Communist Party
the largest city within China; this is the setting for the story
a system where the government owns land, industries, transport, and natural resources meant to help evenly between the rich and poor
A meeting within a work unit to criticize someone publicly.
A small group that studies regularly on a particular subject often a political issue.
A meeting to change someone behavior or think by studying Mao's works
A part of education under the government, where students work in factory's or do farm work during school vacation in order to appreciate the laboring masses.
a small booth with one or two telephones that served a neighborhood, with workers to deliver messages, before the days of private telephones in homes
Polite words used by children when addressing adults, mostly friends and family.
a person who loves foreign things and customs, which the Communists considered disloyal
a punishment where one side of the head is shaved while the other side's hair is left long
the Chinese form of currency, or "dollar"; equal to about one-third of a U.S. dollar during the Cultural Revolution