China Support Network
The China Support Network (CSN) is a U.S.-based organization promoting democracy for mainland China. CSN provides news, commentary, information, and analysis on events, issues, demonstrations, and government policy related to their cause. According to the organization, it supports democratic reform, human rights, and freedom in China.
The China Support Network was founded by John Patrick Kusumi in 1989, who serves as its President. The organization opposes China’s current government, the Communist Party of China, and has worked with Chinese student leaders who left China following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and continues to have a working relationship with Chinese dissidents and the Chinese democracy movement in the United States.
On “My Two Chinas,” Mr. Kusumi writes:
“Economics aside, China has the misfortune to be ruled by Communists, dictators, tyrants, and thugs. In 1989, the Tiananmen Square massacre was world news. This book, by an authentic student leader of the uprising, is one part personal memoir; one part back story on a major world event; and one part follow up, casting light on the Chinese democracy movement in exile, where the fight continues. Tang Baiqiao is a dynamic campaigner who continues to fight the good fight. He and his co-author Damon DiMarco have rendered a blow-by-blow account in a book that is engaging, accessible for general readers, and clear as a bell. Perhaps the book will serve as a wake up call for the international community, which should step up efforts at democracy promotion for such an important country. The China Support Network highly recommends this book.”
– John P. Kusumi, founder of the pro-democracy China Support Network
“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.
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.
“My Two Chinas” features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.Â Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.Â Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.
Prometheus Books will release â€œMy Two Chinasâ€ in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.
You can download the publisherâ€™s press release as a PDF by clickingÂ 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.