Noted Author Says “Do Penance by Picking Up a Copy of This Book”
Steven W. Mosher is a writer who publishes on China and speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese. He is the president of the Population Research Institute in Virginia, a pro-life organization with connections to Human Life International (both were started by Father Paul Marx). He is the author of numerous non-fiction books such as “Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese” (1983), A Mother’s Ordeal, and Hegemon.
In 1979 Mosher became the first American research student to conduct anthropological research in rural China after the Cultural Revolution. At the time he was married to a woman from Guangdong province, and for several months between 1979 and 1980 lived in rural Guangdong. He also traveled to Guizhou, a remote and unvisited part of China. In 1981 Mosher was denied re-entry to China by the Chinese government, which considered he had broken its laws and acted unethically.
On “My Two Chinas,” Mr. Mosher says:
“My Two Chinas is one of the most moving, witty, and entertaining memoirs to come out of China since the 1989 Tiananmen demonstrations, a graceful collaboration between a splendid mind that yearns for a free China and the sure pen of his English collaborator.Â As we travel with Baiqiao Tang, one of Chinaâ€™s most famous dissidents, through his days of demonstration, flight, imprisonment and exile, we are reminded of the rule of terror that lies behind Chinaâ€™s growing military and economic might.Â The next time that economy compels you to buy something made in China, do penance by picking up and reading a copy of this book as well.”
– Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute; author of A Motherâ€™s Ordeal, China Misperceived, Journey to the Forbidden China, and Broken Earth.
“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.