The Resource The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China, Chen Guangcheng

The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China, Chen Guangcheng

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The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China
Title
The barefoot lawyer
Title remainder
a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China
Statement of responsibility
Chen Guangcheng
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom. It was like a scene out of a thriller: One night in April 2012, China's most famous political activist--a blind, self-taught lawyer--climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. For days, his whereabouts remained unknown; after he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, a furious round of high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations under the hated one child policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After a year of fruitless protest and increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, this passionate book tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AZZPT
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China, Chen Guangcheng
Label
The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China, Chen Guangcheng
Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805098051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, colour portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877905690
  • (OCoLC)ocn877905690
  • ocn877905690

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