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S his status as a symbol for Chinese democracy as he elouently and fearlessly confronts a regime that not only fails to protect basic human rights but actively violates them Devoid of ideological rant the letters to Deng Xiaoping and other officials capture the ver Took me several tries to finish but once I did it was one of the better reads about the real China

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The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings

Internationally recognized as a major publishing event The Courage to Stand Alone is a collection of prison writings from the world's most famous political prisoner Wei Jingsheng who has spent nearly two decades in prison for counterrevolutionary activities confirm His dogged persistence in criticizing the Chinese government has been a constant source of inspiration to me as a writer

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Ve intelligence audacity and mordant humor of a man obstinately struggling to bring freedom to the world's most populous country Also included are touching letters to his family excerpts of his groundbreaking political essays and his moving defense statement at tri by Wei Jingsheng 1997A collection of letters by Wei Jingsheng during his imprisment in China for statements against the c


6 thoughts on “The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings

  1. says:

    His dogged persistence in criticizing the Chinese government has been a constant source of inspiration to me as a writer If a guy with a heart problem whose teeth are falling out can get it up to write about the difficult issues of his time so can I And his letters to the Chairman are hilarious absurdist documents without eual

  2. says:

    Took me several tries to finish but once I did it was one of the better reads about the real China

  3. says:

    by Wei Jingsheng 1997A collection of letters by Wei Jingsheng during his imprisment in China for statements against the communist government asking for democracy in 1979 this book evokes the passion of the Chinese people for civil liberties particularly freedom of speech His original activism was courageous and timely and the following lette

  4. says:

    The story of one man in a fight for democratic ideals in China A journey of writings from one of China's most famous political dissidents A very readable and moving account of a man with true convictions and courage Imagine spending almost 14 years in prison for disagreeing with the government An extraordinary view from the perspective of the inside line of what being held captive as a subversive in China After Tianemen Suare som

  5. says:

    A deeply political exploration of the persecution of a great Chinese democratic activist Not for the faint of heart this is a collecti

  6. says:

    This is a phenomenal memoir Wei Jingsheng was active in China's Democracy Wall movement with the posting of his Fifth Modernization on the wall in 1978 His calls for democracy as a fundamental right landed him a political prison sentence in the