By Ling Chai
The dramatic and engaging tale of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the coed protesters at Tiananmen sq. and witness to the bloodbath of hundreds of thousands of chinese language civilians. Risking imprisonment and attainable dying for her management function within the scholar democracy stream, she used to be at the run in China for ten months whereas being hunted by way of the specialists. She ultimately escaped to the united states, accomplished her schooling at Princeton and Harvard, stumbled on real love, and have become a hugely winning entrepreneur. yet her determined quest for freedom, objective, and peace—which she had sought in flip via educational fulfillment, romantic love, political activism, and profession luck ;was by no means happy until eventually she had an unforeseen come upon with a previously forbidden religion. Her newfound ardour for God resulted in her lifes maximum challenge: scuffling with for the lives and rights of younger women in China.
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A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Ongoing Quest to Bring Justice to China by Ling Chai