The Courage to Stand Alone : Letters from Prison And Other Writings
Wei Jingsheng's message has continued to inspire generations of Chinese democracy activists from the students in Tiananmen Square to the wary citizens of Hong Kong. From his solitary confinement cell he has written defiant letters to Deng Xiaoping and other communist leaders, expressing his views on economic reform, foreign investment, Tibet and other urgent social political concerns. This book also includes touching letters to family and friends, a small selection of political essays and his moving defense statement from his first trial.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 128 x 198 x 15mm | 234g
- 24 Sep 1998
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Once an electrician at the Beijing Zoo, Wei Jingsheng has emerged as an eloquent and fearless fighter for individual rights in China. A towering figure in twentieth century China, he is among the most significant political prisoners in the world anda leading contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has spent all but six months of the last seventeen years in prison.