Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
San Francisco's Chinatown provides the setting of this dramatic romance set in 1911. At this time in China, a major uprising has occurred and the rulers of the Ch'ing dynasty have been overthrown and a new president, Sun Yat-Sen, has risen to power. In order to aide the anti-royalist revolutionaries and her father who leads them back home, a devoted young woman barters herself to a villainous nobleman in the traditional way. She does this even though she really loves another. Later, her husband orders her entire family slaughtered. His wife goes mad with grief and ends up using her husband's own pigtail to strangle him.
against-the-system, government, oppression, prostitute/prostitution, love