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Description - Wild Grass by Ian Johnson

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 facade 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375719196
ISBN-10: 0375719199
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson is the Berlin Bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. In 2001, when he was the Journal's Beijing correspondent, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Falun Gong. He lives in Berlin.

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