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They’ve written a glowing review of my latest book, "My Two Chinas.”

To read it, click on: PW Web Review My Two Chinas

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About "My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary.”
with Baiqiao Tang



"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.

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.
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On May 7, 2011, Yvonne Crittenden of the Sudbury Star wrote:

“This is the story of a very brave man. Baiqiao Tang is one of the best known young Chinese dissidents whose hopes for democracy in China were dashed after the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989. In this gripping and poignant story of his life in China and eventual escape to safety in the west, Tang shows how a brilliant, dedicated young student was instilled with a desire to bring human rights to his country. Tang’s name became legendary in the pro-democracy movement in China. He was imprisoned in a notorious jail in the crackdown after Tiananmen Square. He describes the horrendous treatment meted out by brutal guards who tortured, starved and routinely beat prisoners. Paroled, he now lives in New York City and carries the banner for his cause in exile. A mesmerizing and important book.”

“My Two Chinas“ features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

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.



My Two Chinas The Memoir of a Chinese Counter-Revolutionary by Tang Baiqiao
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I’m pleased to announce that, from now until May 23, you can visit my website:

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Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. In his monthly column, Bookviews, Caruba writes about my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang (foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama).


“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary ($26.00, Prometheus Books) by Baiqiano Tang with Damon DiMarco describes China from inside, a China in which its people are being imprisoned by their own government for the “crime” of wanting a more democratic republic instead of the communist regime that controls their lives. The dissidents include student leaders, journalists, bloggers, human rights activities and Buddhist monks. The book was written by one such political prisoner whose name became known during the Tiananmen Square massacre. Over the past 21 years he has remained on the front lines of pro-democracy movements. Now living in exile in New York, Tang is just one of many Chinese whose stories must be read if real change is ever to come to one of the world’s largest prison states.


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Until May 23, 2011, you can enter to win a free copy of “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” by visiting:

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Congratulations to Nathan of Houston, TX who won a copy of my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary.”

“My Two Chinas” 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.

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.

Stay tuned for more giveaways and promotions of my books . . . courtesy of Goodreads, of course!

My Two Chinas The Memoir of a Chinese Counter-Revolutionary by Tang Baiqiao
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Published on May 23, 2011 07:25 • 156 views • Tags: baiqiao-tang, china, chinese, dalai-lama, damon-dimarco, democracy, economics, june-4th-incident, politics, tiananmen-square
Hachette Book Group recenly approached me to read and comment on its forthcoming book by bestselling author Stehen Leeb with Greg Dorsey.

“Red Alert: How China’s Growing Prosperity Threatens the American Way of Life” is a compelling read, and I urge you to order it at once if you have any interest in China or global politics. You won’t find a more cogent breakdown of the issues facing the current and forthcoming synchronization of East and West. Or, as I say in my review blurb:

“You don’t need a crystal ball to see the future, you need this book. RED ALERT lives up to its title. Those who read it and heed the call will know how to prosper in the not-so distant future.”

Damon DiMarco, author of Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 and co-author of My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary with Baiqiao Tang.

You can purchase a copy of “Red Alert” and all other books mentioned in this posting by visiting my website:

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Review says (in part): “Any collection strong in Chinese political and social issue needs this [book]!”

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Published on July 14, 2011 10:05 • 67 views • Tags: beijing, china, damon-dimarco, democracy, human-rights, june-4th-incident, my-two-chinas, tang-baiqiao, tiananmen-square
My latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” (with Baiqiao Tang) is now available in Kindle.

Some reviews, in case you missed them:

“ . . . beautifully written . . . Tang fully embraces the poetry and stories of China . . . His book is both a history lesson and a heart-wrenching read.”

Publishers Weekly

“His Holiness hopes that this book will encourage other Chinese to strengthen their democratic aspirations and put the spotlight on the weakness of the attitudes of some of the current leaders in China.”

from the book’s foreword by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

“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 Mayor of New York City (from 1978 -1989), influential political commentator.

“My Two Chinas is a very personal and insightful story about one man’s struggle to be free. I consider it a must-read for anyone encouraged by stories of hope and the good fight. Author Damon DiMarco brilliantly leads the reader through the maze of Baiqiao Tang’s life as he runs from secret police, survives torture and imprisonment, and eventually escapes to the United States. But perhaps best of all, reading this book helped me to answer many questions I had regarding the events that transpired in the crackdown that followed Tiananmen Square. Many pro-democracy activists are still imprisoned in China today. I admire the courage and bravery shown by Baiqiao Tang and thousands of other Chinese like him who shined during those dark days.”

from the book’s preface by Jeff Widener, Pulitzer-finalist, nominated for the acclaimed “Tank Man” photo taken at Tiananmen Square.

“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
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Published on September 01, 2011 10:27 • 79 views • Tags: 1989, chinese, communism, damon-dimarco, june-4, my-two-chinas, tang-baiqiao, tiananmen-square

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