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Lligence The Courage PDFEPUBaudacity 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 trial. 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 letters over several years are elouent intelligent and boldJingsheng was released in 1997 the same year this book was published The existence of these letters is miraculous in the face of the censorship of the Chinese government They are important historical documentation of the fight for human rights in the People s Republic of China in the last several decades and would also stand alone as a study in political scienceLink to Wei Jingsheng s site further pictures biography etc if you choose English From the publisher Brilliant fearless words on democracy and human rights written by a man in solitary confinement 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 confirms 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 verve 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 trial

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The Courage to Stand Alone Letters from Prison and Other Writings

Internationally recognized as a major to Stand Kindle #211 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. 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

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


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 di

  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 again

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    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

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    A deeply political exploration of the persecution of a great Chinese democratic activist Not for the faint of heart this is a collection of Wei's letters sent from his Reform through Labor camps in the Chinese hinterland He was asked to wrtite to Chinese political leaders as part of his re education and his sarca

  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