Near Boyang, in Jiangxi province.
At 16, Cheng fought off a sexual assault by an older man, killing him in the process. While in prison, awaiting execution, without trial, cheng wrote "Writing My Feelings to the Regional Inspector While in Prison" to vindicate herself.
Writing My Feelings to the Regional Inspector while in Prison
Autobiographical Narrative Poetry
Editions and Translations
Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy. Women Writers of Traditional China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.