Two young students meet at Lushan in the middle of the seventies and fall in love. The boy is the son of a general in the Chinese communist army and the girl is the daughter of a general who fought for nationalist China and now lives in exile. The young girl returns to America and only after five years goes back to China and looks for the boy. She does not find him because, in the meantime, due to things connected with the "Band of four", he and his father have lived through dramatic moments. The "Band of four" falls and te boy returns. The lovers meet and want to marry. The ghost of their father's old political rivalries seems to appear on their path. Instead they make friends again because in the new China there is a place and need for all men of good will.