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by Jo-Wang Wang
This autobiographical novella was written in 1980 by one of China's leading dissidents, who was released from jail in late October 1990 again after being imprisoned as a pro-democracy activist in the wake of the Tiananmen incident of spring 1989. Wang recounts three episodes of extreme hardship in his life: incarceration in a Guomindang jail during the 1930s for his commun ...more
Published September 30th 1991 by Routledge
(first published January 1st 1991)
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Reading this book really made me appreciate the little blessings in life - not only ample food, but also the freedom to see my family and criticize my government without fear of reprisal. I imagine the memoir is much better is Mandarin Chinese, especially since each part of the trilogy relates to the other two parts so well.