Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Fang Gangliang's drama The Story of Xiaoyan stars Wu Xu as Xiaoyan, a young teenage girl with a bright academic future. However, on the last day before summer break she learns that her mother will be unable to pay the tuition for next year. Refusing to settle for life as a young bride, she attempts to raise the money herself by starting various projects over the course of the summer. She resents that her lazy brothers will still be attending school, and this sense of injustice helps drive her large ambitions.
inequality, intelligence [knowledge], school