Lessons from living "for all mankind"

"It is the will of the people which will prevail"

Nien Cheng has lived with the sweep of twentieth-century history. China, England, Australia, Canada, and the United States have all been home to her.

But the nearly seven years she spent in a small cell in a Shanghai prison was perhaps the pivotal period of her life. "For me," she wrote in her book Life and Death in Shanghai, "crossing the prison threshold was the beginning of a new phase of my life that, through my struggle for survival and for justice, was to make me a spiritually stronger ... person."

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