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02

Nov
2010

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Founder of China Support Network Endorses “My Two Chinas”

On 02, Nov 2010 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

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 has 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. Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction. Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.

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.

HostGator review

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21

Oct
2010

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National Review endorses “My Two Chinas”

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National Review was founded in 1955 by iconclast conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. (who wrote a nice endorsement for my first book Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 once upon a time).  

On my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” (with Tang Baiqiao), the Review’s senior editor, Jay Nordlinger writes:

“There are many Chinese—more than a billion of them—but there are relatively few to speak for them: to speak for their rights, their dignity, and their freedom. Baiqiao Tang is one such person. He speaks, not only for himself, but for masses of his countrymen, who are gagged. If the Communist dictatorship in China ever falls, Tang will be one of those who gave it a hard, wonderful push.”

 Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor, National Review

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” 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.

HostGator review

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15

Oct
2010

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Dalai Lama Issues Proclamation Endorsing “My Two Chinas”

On 15, Oct 2010 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet just issued a statement endorsing my latest book.

This statement, incredibly rare for His Holiness to make, will be used as the book’s foreword beside an introduction by Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, and a preface by Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo.

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 has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.

As part of his statement, His Holiness cited the admiration he maintains for Chinese people who work toward a more open and democractic China. He notes that Tang Baiqiao’s story is emblematic of this struggle, and how important he believes it is for Tang’s story to be told.

The Dala Lama’s contribution to “My Two Chinas” seems especially poignant given the recent award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident currently imprisoned by the Chinese Communist Party for his pro-democracy activities.

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.

HostGator review

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12

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2010

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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Endorses “My Two Chinas”

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I’m very pleased to announce that former Mayor of New York City, Edward I. Koch, has chosen to endorse “My Two Chinas,” my forthcoming book with Tang Baiqiao. Mr. Koch writes:

My Two Chinas is beautifully written by Baiqiao Tang and Damon DiMarco. The bravery shown by Tang and other Chinese students who stood up to the Communist Chinese government was extraordinary. Their story deserves to be known. This is the place to start.”

– Edward I. Koch, former New York City mayor

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.

HostGator review

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06

Oct
2010

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“My Two Chinas”: Preface by Pulitzer Finalist Jeff Widener (“Tank Man” photographer) Announced at Frankfurt Book Fair

On 06, Oct 2010 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

In June, 1989, world-renowned photojournalist Jeff Widener took one of the most iconic photos of modern times while on assignement for the Associated Press at Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

The image shows a lone, unnamed Chinese citizen facing down a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks the morning after government troops massacred student and pro-democracy protestors. 

This photo has since become known as the “Unknown Rebel” or “Tank Man” shot. Apart from being emblematic of the struggle that took place at Tiananmen Square, the image quickly entered the modern zeitgeist as a symbol for nonviolent dissent across cultures all over the world.

Prometheus Books will announce at the Frankfurt Book Fair today that Jeff Widener will contribute a preface to my new book with Tang Baiqiao, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary.” The Frankfurt Book Fair is considered the world’s largest trade fair for books by industry participants.

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.

HostGator review

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23

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2010

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International Reebok Human Rights Award Winner Endorses “My Two Chinas”

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During the late 1990s, Dan Li abandoned his doctoral studies in astrophysics to involve himself in AIDS activism within the nation of China. In June 2003, he set up a school for AIDS orphans in China’s central Henan province, where a botched blood donation campaign and a cover-up by corrupt officials resulted in a massive HIV epidemic. 

China’s government later forced Li to close his school because he was unable to tender the 1.7 million RMB fee for “permits,” a sum which few, if any, non-profit organizations could ever hope to raise.

Dan Li and his staff have been detained by their government several times for having the temerity to help children in need.  He is the founder of Donzhen Nalan Cultural Transmission Center, and won the Reebok Human Rights Award in 2006.

Regarding “My Two Chinas,” Dan Li says:

“These days, many people dominate the world spotlight, and often for the wrong reasons. To me, the real hero is Tang Baiqiao, whose commitment to democracy and human rights has never wavered, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. As the eyes of the world focus on China’s economic success, I am proud that Tang Baiqiao continues his fight to defend those vulnerable groups whom the Chinese government persecutes. Young people everywhere should read this book. Tang Baiqiao’s inspiring life will fuel their dreams for a better world.”

– Dan Li, noted AIDS activist in China, winner of the international Reebok Human Rights Award.

“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Revolutionary” 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.

HostGator review

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20

Mar
2010

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“Heart of War” wins excellent review from Europe’s cultural news site.

On 20, Mar 2010 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Artist Emily Prince  has a show going on at London’s Saatchi Gallery called

 American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan (But Not Including the Wounded, Nor the Iraqis nor the Afghanis)

The idea for the show is as simple as it is powerful: to sketch the faces of American casualties of war in the Middle East. 

CultureKiosque (well-deserved winner of several media awards) wrote a review of the show, which you can find here.

In conjunction with Ms. Prince’s work, CultureKiosque also reviewed my book, “Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq.”  They said:

“Damon DiMarco has assembled an unflinching compilation — first person narratives of returning military personnel — that personalizes America’s involvement in Iraq in a manner all-too-rarely covered by mainstream media. Ignorance, political duplicity, corporate greed and corruption, incompetence, right-wing cynicism, marital infidelity, sexual abuse and the dishearteningly widespread indifference to the existential and medical needs of war veterans are among the issues documented here. Whether voiced by naïve farm kids, street smart city dwellers or the sons and daughters of America’s elite, the accounts of horrors, brutality and pathos are relentless and devastating.

Order Heart of War by clicking the book cover below.

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