War: New-Style Wife

What should a new-style, progressive Chinese wife do when her husband turns out to be a dreadful reactionary? Mrs. Ling Hua-tang knew: call the cops and let them take care of him as they will. Last week, proud of herself, Mrs. Ling wrote a letter to Canton's official Communist Southern Daily, which printed it as a guide to fellow "progressives."

"For ten years," wrote Mrs. Ling, "there was hidden suffering in my heart. I knew my husband was a reactionary. During Kuomintang days, he was an officer in the 160th Division of Chiang's bandit army. In those days, he bullied me often,...

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