Chen Guangcheng

Chen Guangcheng, known to many of his countrymen as "the barefoot lawyer," was born in the village of Dongshigu in 1972. Blind since infancy, illiterate until his late teens, he ultimately taught himself law and became a fiery advocate for countless Chinese who had no voice. His escape from his jailers in China made international headlines, and he remains uncompromising in his commitment to human rights. He now lives with his wife and two young children in New York City.

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untitled Chen Guangcheng Memoir

Chen Guangcheng
Henry Holt and Co.

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...

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Available 2/3/2015