Escape From China by Zhang Boli
The Long Journey From Tiananmen to Freedom

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Who can forget the images, telecast worldwide, of brave Chinese students facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square as they took on their Communist government? After a two-week standoff in 1989, military forces suppressed the revolt, killing many students and issuing arrest warrants for top student leaders, including Zhang Boli. After two years as a fugitive, Zhang -- the only leader to elude capture -- knew that he must bid his beloved country, as well as his wife and baby daughter, farewell. Traveling across the frozen terrain of the former Soviet Union, where peasants rescued him, and through the deserted lands of China's precarious borders, Zhang had only his extraordinary will to propel him toward freedom. As told in Escape from China -- a work of great historical resonance -- his story will renew your faith in the human spirit.
 

About Zhang Boli

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Zhang Boli was a student organizer during the 1989 uprisings in Tiananmen Square. He is now a pastor in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is a prominent figure and speaker in Chinese communities around the world.
 
Published June 30, 2008 by Atria Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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One of the prominent student leaders of the democracy movement so brutally crushed in Tiananmen Square 13 years ago, Zhang spent a harrowing two years as a fugitive in rural northeastern China before finding asylum in the U.S. and eventually becoming a Christian priest (and prominent speaker) in ...

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