Greg Autry knows China, and knows it well.
A gifted technology entrepreneur, Greg hasÂ taught Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, High Tech management, and Macroeconomics at the Merage School of Business, UC. Irvine. He holds a degree in History from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona, and an MBA from Merage School of Business, UC Irvine. Now he’s going for his PhD in between writingÂ extensively on the topic of China.
Greg’s new book will appear fromÂ Pearson this year. “Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action” is written with Peter Navarro, another expert on the economics of China (who also endoresed “My Two Chinas.”
On “My Two Chinas,” Greg says:
“This well-crafted tale of one man’s ordeal and his message of hope should be required reading in the West. We cannot continue to ignore the human cost that results from turning a blind eye to tyranny in exchange for low-costÂ consumer goods. Do not subscribe to the illusion that China is developing an ‘open and harmonious’ society. My Two Chinas provides a serious reminder of what happened in 1989, as well as a revealing look at what lurks behind the false smiles of China’s current, more media-savvy leaders.
I read My Two Chinas on a long flight to Shanghai, and I simply could not put my iPad down. The long flight was over before I realized it. But on this trip, I saw the landscape around me from a very different perspective. I will never look at China the same way again. Mr. Tang and Mr. DiMarco have done China and the world a service by producing this engaging book. My Two Chinas makes learning some very ugly truths a most enjoyable read.”
– Greg Autry, noted entrepreneur and author on Chinese affairs, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, IrvineÂ
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“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.Â Â
Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao hasÂ never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.Â Â
“My Two Chinas” features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.Â Â Â
Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.Â Â Â
Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.Â Â
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Prometheus Books will release â€œMy Two Chinasâ€ in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.Â Â
It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com for advanced orders.Â Â
You can download the publisherâ€™s press release as a PDF by clickingÂ here.Â Â
For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.Â Â
For a copy of the press release in French, click here.Â Â
For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.
To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.