I was so inspired by Chairman Mao, I left home to be a red guard.
In this important event in chapter 7 Ji-li and her siblings and friend go and see a re guard as a speaker. The speaker talks about how inspired she was with cultural revolution, that she left home to be a red guard in the cultural revolution. Then Ji-li heard that she got to actually meet chairman Mao, and she got a little jealous. Ji-li felt more inspired with this. That was one very important event that happened in chapter 7.