Wild Grass Three Stories of Change in Modern China

ISBN-10: 0375719199

ISBN-13: 9780375719196

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ian Johnson
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Description: In Wild Grass, Pulitzer Prize—winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who tried to find out why her elderly mother had been beaten to death in police custody. Representing the first cracks in the otherwise seamless façade of Communist Party control, these small acts of resistance demonstrate the unconquerable power of the human conscience and prophesy an increasingly open political future for China.

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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Prologue: One Hundred Battles a Day
The Peasant Champion
Dream of a Vanished Capital
Turning the Wheel
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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