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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chai Ling Narrator: Karen Whit Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The dramatic and fascinating story of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the student protesters at Tiananmen Square and witness to the massacre of thousands of Chinese civilians. Risking imprisonment and possible death for her leadership role in the student democracy movement, she was on the run in China for 10 months while being hunted by the authorities. She eventually escaped to the U.S., completed her education at Princeton and Harvard, found true love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur.

But her desperate quest for freedom, purpose, and peace - which she had sought in turn through academic achievement, romantic love, political activism, and career success - was never satisfied until she had an unexpected encounter with a formerly forbidden faith. Her newfound passion for God led to her life's greatest mission: fighting for the lives and rights of young girls in China.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/13/2014

    " It was a eye opener to what the women of China have to put up with. I find myself wanting to finish the book just to see how and what her life was now. I would recommend this book to anyone that wanted to know what some women had to suffer to reach freedom in all areas of life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Curtis | 2/9/2014

    " My main reason for a lower number of stars with this book was that the end of it REALLY seemed to bog down. I appreciated her desire to advocate against a forced abortion mandate. However, it consumed the end of the book in a way that surprised me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holly Casos | 2/7/2014

    " I was 19 when the conflict in Tiananmen Square broke out. I really did not understand very much about the politics of what was happening, except that the college students wanted more freedom, and that many died. This book is written by one of the youth leaders of the movement, and helps explain what was happening from the view of those who were in the middle of the movement. It was very interesting to get a better understanding of those proceedings, as well as how she was able to escape from China, and her struggle to find purpose and meaning again in her life after Tiananmen Square. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carri | 2/4/2014

    " I almost didn't read this book because I had already read several books this year about the oppressions and restrictions of women, but something made me try just one more. This was a remarkable story of Chai Ling who, through a series of seemingly innocent decisions, became one of the leaders of the Tiananmen Square student protest that occurred China in 1989. Although the tragic events that occurred as part of that protest happened over 20 years ago, and those things they were protesting still haven't changed in China, Chai Ling continues her quest today. The thing that softened my heart most towards her was her humility in admitting mistakes she made in her young life, how her conversion to Christianity helped her to see many of those mistakes and find forgiveness from them, and her resiliency in not giving up on a cause that others have viewed as a failure. Although she's not perfect, she is willing to admit her imperfections and move forward. I found that the most refreshing part of her story. "

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