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Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre
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Liao Yiwu
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Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Liao Yiwu


9781982126643

Atria


Biography: historical, political & military;
History


Hardback

320 pages

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Moving...a memorable series of portraits of the working-class people who defended Tiananmen Square. -The New York Review of Books A series of harrowing, unforgettable tales...

Had [Liao Yiwu] not fled the country in 2011, they may never have emerged. An indispensable historical document. -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Liao Yiwu's searing account of what happened in Beijing on June 4, 1989, and its lasting impact, doggedly collected from witnesses, demands attention. -South China Morning Post From the award-winning poet, dissident, and one of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time (Philip Gourevitch) comes a raw, evocative, and unforgettable look at the Tiananmen Square massacre through the eyes of those who were there.

For over seven years, Liao Yiwu-a master of contemporary Chinese literature, imprisoned and persecuted as a counter-revolutionary until he fled the country in 2011-secretly interviewed survivors of the devastating 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Tortured, imprisoned, and forced into silence and the margins of Chinese society for thirty years, their harrowing stories are now finally revealed in this gripping and masterful work of investigative journalism.

By:   Liao Yiwu
Imprint:   Atria
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   474g
ISBN:   9781982126643
ISBN 10:   1982126647
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Liao Yiwu is a writer, musician, and poet from Sichaun, China. He is the author of The Corpse Walker, God Is Red, and For a Song and a Hundred Songs, a memoir of the four years he spent in prison after the Tiananmen Square Massacre. His work has been published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Sweden. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 2012 Peace Prize awarded by the German Book Trade and the Disturbing the Peace Award given by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation. Liao escaped from China in July 2011 and currently lives in Berlin, Germany.


Liao Yiwu's searing account of what happened in Beijing on June 4, 1989, and its lasting impact, doggedly collected from witnesses, demands attention. * South China Morning Post * Liao shows that it was working-class Beijingers who made the supreme sacrifice * The New York Times * Moving... a memorable series of portraits of the working-class people who defended Tiananmen Square. * New York Review of Books *

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