Study Guide

Red Scarf Girl Setting

By Ji Li Jiang

Setting

1966 China

The year? 1966. The place? China. Savvy historians out there will realize just how important that date is. Ji-li tells us that it's the "year the Cultural Revolution started" (P.7). This changes everything for Ji-li and her family. They are treated harshly because of their family history and live in terror as a result. Ji-li shows us personal side of a big political change in China, helping readers understand how the Cultural Revolution changed life on a personal level for people.  href="http:>