Dr. Robert Thurman Writes Intro to “My Two Chinas”

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Prof. Robert Thurman is a man of many accomplishments.

He is an influential and prolific American Buddhist writer and academic who has authored, edited or translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism.

He is the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States.

He also is the co-founder of the Tibet House, New York (along with Richard Gere and composer, Philip Glass), and serves as the organization’s president.

For many years, he has been active against the People’s Republic of China’s control of Tibet.

Prof. Thurman is also the father of actress Uma Thurman, who is eldest of his four children. 

Prometheus Books will announce today that Prof. Thurman will contribute an introduction to my new book with Tang Baiqiao, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary.” 

My Two Chinas” recounts 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.

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.

Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

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