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12

Oct
2010

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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Endorses “My Two Chinas”

On 12, Oct 2010 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

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.

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12

Oct
2010

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Dr. Robert Thurman Writes Intro to “My Two Chinas”

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Prof. Robert Thurman is a man of many accomplishments.

He is an influential and prolific American Buddhist writer and academic who has authored, edited or translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism.

He is the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States.

He also is the co-founder of the Tibet House, New York (along with Richard Gere and composer, Philip Glass), and serves as the organization’s president.

For many years, he has been active against the People’s Republic of China’s control of Tibet.

Prof. Thurman is also the father of actress Uma Thurman, who is eldest of his four children. 

Prometheus Books will announce today that Prof. Thurman will contribute an introduction to my new book with Tang Baiqiao, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary.” 

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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2010

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“Godfather of Dissent” praises “My Two Chinas”

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Xu Wenli has gone by many names over the course of his long human rights career. His colleagues have called him “The Godfather of Dissent,” for having the temerity to found the Chinese Democratic Party in the Communist People’s Republic of China. Once the government threw him in jail, Xu was known as Prisoner 001 — the most dangerous man in China.

Imprisoned for more than 15 years, Xu suffered isolation, torture, disease, and humiliation, among other human rights atrocities. His health began to crack due when he contracted Hepatitis B in 1999. Thanks to the efforts of lawyers from Human Rights First, Xu was flown to the United States where he was later granted political asylum.

Xu Wenli’s endorsement of “My Two Chinas” — like the endorsement of all dissidents who have suffered in their fight for democracy — is a great honor for which my co-author, Tang Baiqiao, and I are extremely thankful.

 “Do you remember the massacre that took place at Tiananmen Square? Do you remember the brave souls who gave their lives for democracy? Tang Baiqiao has never forgotten. His excellent book serves a noble purpose: to remind the world of what China lost, and what its people still hope to gain.”

– Xu Wenli, founder of the Chinese Democracy Party, imprisoned for sixteen years for pro-democracy activism, now senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

 

“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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23

Sep
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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