2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Ignorance is Blissfully Painless to Your Mental Health: A Psychiatric Analysis of Stones of the Wall
Chelsea A. McCoy
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

Stones of the Wall is a novel written by Dai Houying that retells the horrific story of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. This novel follows the lives of a group of people connected to one another through a character named Sun Yue, who was labeled a rebel during Mao Zedong's reign of terror. This paper will examine the mental traumas suffered by Chinese citizens caused by living in constant fear of being turned into the government as a rebel.

Keywords: mental health, activism, Chinese Cultural Revolution, Stones of the Wall

Topic(s):Asian Studies
English
Sociology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 117-1
Location: MG 1098
Time: 8:45

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