First off the MC starts off generic enough with a hatred for her family, that had bullied her and stolen her inheritance from her. Generic is the only words to describe it at that point. Looking back I can say it really doesn't matter how it occurred because it was simply to tell the readers that 'Hey this is future MC and she hates her family'. So fine by me. Where it starts to lead off the cliche line of how the villains are super evil is what sorts of acts they make against the MC. They try to defame the MC and bully into submission, Blah blah blah, however, the cause is Seducing a Teacher. (Apparently, China treats people like Teachers with WAY more respect than the USA) This would be bad for the poor MC because she is an orphan, hence nowhere to go nor any way to survive. In all honesty, though, this story is mostly unique due to its time period (90's) it gives off an odd vibe compared to its more modern Chinese Shoujo clones.
The only other thing I would really like to point out about this is its small pokes at making a bigger picture. In one chapter the MC finds bad men spying on the Chinese military base. When she alerts the patrol a comment about how she was repaying her past debt to the soldiers is inserted. In the past life, there was a soldier who helped her escape the village by buying her a travel ticket (I forget the exact words used). Right there I knew that this story was going to well done. It had placed bits about her past life in random spots and you could feel the small nudge towards military so early on that you couldn't help but get a good feeling about how the military was a truly just entity. It didn't shy away from making this story into a Nationalistic propaganda story.
Although my very last topic alludes me I can probably write 5000 words on bits that made this good and how it wasn't just another Shoujo to burn time. It has meat on its bones even without the romantic aspects introduced (I read around C.200 is when it goes into its main romantic plot line).