THE BAREFOOT LAWYER: A BLIND MAN’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM IN CHINA

 

by Chen Guangcheng

( HENRY HOLT PUBLISHERS, 2015 )

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Chen Guangcheng’s memoir has been published in three different English editions (US, Canada, UK), and has been published in French, Swedish, German, and Chinese. Editions are also planned for Thai, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish language versions. A paperback edition (Picador) was published in March, 2016.

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REVIEWS

 

THE GUARDIAN

 

The Barefoot Lawyer by Chen Guangcheng review – a story of imprisonment, escape and tenacity

 

“The shocking memoir of a blind activist and self-taught lawyer who became the figurehead for the Chinese civil rights movement”

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THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

 

A BLIND LAWYER VS. BLIND CHINESE POWER

 

“In early 2012, Chen Guangcheng, a self-taught lawyer who had been blind since infancy, lived with his wife and two children in the village of Dongshigu, where he’d been raised, on the eastern edge of the North China plain. They were not there by choice. For a little over a decade, Chen had waged a public campaign against corruption, pollution, forced abortion, and other abuses of power. Officials had responded with escalating punishments.”

Read the full review at The New York Review of Books

THE TIMES OF LONDON

 

CHEN GUANGCHENG’S GREAT ESCAPE

 

“The Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng refused to be shackled by house arrest. Nor did his blindness deter him during his remarkable getaway”

Read the full review at The Times of London