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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

Label
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
Title variation
Bare foot lawyer
Title variation remainder
a blind mans fight for justice and freedom in China
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A 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
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 morning 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. Days later, he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, and only a furious round of high-level negotiations made it possible for him to leave China and begin a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than anyone knew. 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 and abortions under the hated 'one child'policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After nearly two years of increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer 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"--
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403799
Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
  • 951.06/1092
  • B
  • 323.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS779.49.C54
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China
Label
The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China, Chen Guangcheng
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Escape -- A child apart -- By nature's hand -- An uncommon education -- No turning back -- Defending our rights -- New roots --Evil unmasked -- Kidnapped -- Trial and imprisonment -- House arrest -- Breaking free -- Eye of the storm -- To a land of promise -- A new life
Control code
20381497
Dimensions
25 cm
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 (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(SKY)sky272137091
Label
The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China, Chen Guangcheng
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Escape -- A child apart -- By nature's hand -- An uncommon education -- No turning back -- Defending our rights -- New roots --Evil unmasked -- Kidnapped -- Trial and imprisonment -- House arrest -- Breaking free -- Eye of the storm -- To a land of promise -- A new life
Control code
20381497
Dimensions
25 cm
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 (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(SKY)sky272137091

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