A China More Just: My Fight As a Rights Lawyer in the World's Largest Communist State
Attorney. Activist. Fearless. Faithful.The story of one man who has taken on the worlds largest authoritarian regime And, in the eyes of many, won. Born and raised in a cave with only the stars to tell time, Gao Zhisheng rose from poverty to become Chinas most important lawyer. He has courageously sought justice for vulnerable groups such as the poor, the disabled, and the persecuted. Yet Gaos fortitude has drawn the ire of Communist authorities. Today, physical threat and police surveillance are a constant reality for both Gao and his family. Undeterred, he has responded in the nonviolent tradition of Gandhi by launching nationwide hunger strikes to intensify the call for justice and human rights in China. His undaunted resolve and generous spirit have won the hearts of millions. Whispers can be heard in Chinas streets, Will Gao Zhisheng become the next president? Part memoir, part social commentary, part call to action, A China More Just is a penetrating account of contemporary China through the life of one attorney. Its selection of writings takes readers from a village in rural China to urban courtrooms, mountainside torture chambers, and the halls of a reluctant government. A China More Just is at once witty and raw, touching and wrenching, sober and playful.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: A China More Just: My Fight As a Rights Lawyer in the World's Largest Communist StateUser Review - Eunice - Goodreads
An amazing chronicle of life under communism in China for those who stand up for truth a justice. Gao Zhisheng went from a poverty-stricken child to the most prominent lawyer in China until he began to defend the Falun Gung and Christians. He has been in the news recently. Read full review