Of “My Two Chinas”: veteran book reviewer says it “must be read.”
Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. In his monthly column, Bookviews, Caruba writes about my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang (foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama).
“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary ($26.00, Prometheus Books) by Baiqiano Tang with Damon DiMarco describes China from inside, a China in which its people are being imprisoned by their own government for the â€œcrimeâ€ of wanting a more democratic republic
instead of the communist regime that controls their lives. The dissidents include student leaders, journalists, bloggers, human rights activities and Buddhist monks. The book was written by one such political prisoner whose name became known during the Tiananmen Square massacre. Over the past 21 years he has remained on the front lines of pro-democracy movements. Now living in exile in New York, Tang is just one of many Chinese whose stories must be read if real change is ever to come to one of the worldâ€™s largest prison states.”
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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang
“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
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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