Two More Astounding Early Endorsements for “My Two Chinas”

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Wow. Two new and powerful quotes have just been submitted for  “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Revolutionary.”

This is my latest book co-written with noted Chinese dissident, Tang Baiqiao.

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.

So what are the quotes? One comes from internationally best-selling author, He Qinglian. The other comes from outlaw journalist, Jiao Guobiao.

In brief:

He Qinglian’s book, The Pitfalls of Modernization, criticized the rampant corruption endemic throughout the Chinese Communist system. The book sold more than 100,000 copies and was well-received by the public and economists. However, it ultimately led to He’s exile. Though a respected intellectual, He was pressured to leave China. She fled in 2001 and now resides in the United States where she continues to write prolifically for an international audience.

While a professor of Journalism at Beijing University, Jiao Guobiao wrote the essay Denouncing the Central Propaganda Department (of CPC, Communist Party of China). Jiao intended hisessay to be read by a select group of friends. Instead, it got posted on the Internet and read worldwide. Very soon, Jiao was subjected to house arrest, demotion, persecution, and blacklisting. The University suspended his classes and tried to move him to an archival position where no one would ever see him again. Jiao rebelled by refusing to resign and left the country in 2005. He began speaking out about the oppression of China’s Communist government at venues in Washington D.C., Germany, and England.

 And so, without further ado, here are the quotes:

 “This memoir is courageously written in the ink of blood and tears. It exposes the crimes and human cruelty committed by China’s government behind the guise of prosperity. Despite enormous challenges, Hunan native Tang Baiqiao has struggled ceaselessly to drive the darkness out of China.”

– He Qinglian, renowned economist; critic of Chinese media; author of the international bestseller The Pitfalls of Modernization.

 “A soul-stirring story. In telling Tang’s story, Tang and DiMarco highlight the plight of many Chinese dissidents, and do so with keen sensitivity. Over the years, Tang has acted as a beacon of hope and resolve to those who seek change for China. Let the message of this book go forth: we remember Tiananmen Square, and our work has just begun.”

– Jiao Guobiao, noted dissident writer; banned Professor of Journalism Beijing University; author of the ground-breaking essay, Denouncing the Central Propaganda Department.

To purchase the international rights for “My Two Chinas,” please contact Gretchen Kurtz, international rights manager at Prometheus Books, 800-421-0351. Or call Frank Weimann at The Literary Group International. In New York: (646) 442-5896. In Los Angeles:  (310) 282-8961.
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