No More Chinese Communist Party

July 4, 2008

Exciting new book about China!

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OUT OF MAO’S SHADOW

The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

I don’t normally get excited about such books because the campaign of misinformation regarding all sorts of historical events and Chinese phenomenon has been so effective that even Western scholars and Chinese scholars don’t tell the truth.  Westerners because they learn from Chinese, and the Chinese because they are either deceived or not allowed to tell factual accounts.

But this one seems different because it sympathizes with the people who sacrifice their comfort for the sake of following their consciences.

From what I have read which is not much, I am still left with a lot of sadness because people are fearful creatures and most inevitably cannot face what the communist party will dish to them if they really press for truth.  That is why I write about Falun Gong a lot.  It seems these people are willing to press for their consciences beyond the boundaries that other dissidents dare to.  As documented by Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on Torture, UN, 66% of torture victims in China are Falun Gong practitioners and torture in China is ‘widespread’.

The Last Hero of Tiananmen is a hugely important, heartbreaking and hopeful tale of a man with a conscience for truth, a man who is a true Chinese patriot, not these parrots who think repeating the party line is the glory of all humanity.  The ending is so sad, but it just shows that people need to support one another, we can’t leave it to a few individuals to sacrifice everything for China, otherwise the glory of the new and better China will only belong to them. People stand up!

Battle Lines

Portraits of people seeking, and resisting, change in China’, is a description of the new book from the Washington Post.

A Past Written In Blood

In the New China, the Story of a Defiant Poet’s Last Words Can Finally Be Told, is a bit of the book also from the WP.

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