Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Spring Brook Audio
The Best Audio Books on the Web
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Biographies & Memoirs   Ethnic & National   Chinese

Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang


Free Shipping Included! Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Brand: Tantor Media at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? Prisoner of the State is the first book to give listeners a front row seat to the secret inner workings of China's government. It is the story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, the man who brought liberal change to that nation and who, at the height of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, tried to stop the massacre and was dethroned for his efforts. When China's army moved in, killing hundreds of students


Product Description & Reviews

How often can you peek behind the curtains of one of the most secretive governments in the world? Prisoner of the State is the first book to give listeners a front row seat to the secret inner workings of China's government. It is the story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, the man who brought liberal change to that nation and who, at the height of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, tried to stop the massacre and was dethroned for his efforts. When China's army moved in, killing hundreds of students and other demonstrators, Zhao was placed under house arrest at his home on a quiet alley in Beijing. China's most promising change agent had been disgraced, along with the policies he stood for. The premier spent the last sixteen years of his life, up until his death in 2005, in seclusion. An occasional detail about his life would slip out: reports of a golf excursion, a photo of his aging visage, a leaked letter to China's leaders. But China scholars often lamented that Zhao never had his final say. As it turns out, Zhao did produce a memoir in complete secrecy. He methodically recorded his thoughts and recollections on what had happened behind the scenes during many of modern China's most critical moments. The tapes he produced were smuggled out of the country and form the basis for Prisoner of the State. In this audio journal, Zhao provides intimate details about the Tiananmen crackdown, describes the ploys and double-crosses China's top leaders use to gain advantage over one another, and talks about the necessity for China to adopt democracy in order to achieve long-term stability. The China that Zhao portrays is not some long-lost dynasty. It is today's China, where the nation's leaders accept economic freedom but continue to resist political change. If Zhao had survived-that is, if the hard-line hadn't prevailed during Tiananmen-he might have been able to steer China's political system toward more openness and tolerance. Zhao's call to begin lifting the party's control over China's life-to let a little freedom into the public square-is remarkable coming from a man who had once dominated that square. Although Zhao now speaks from the grave in this moving and riveting memoir, his voice has the moral power to make China sit up and listen.

Features & Highlights

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Tantor Audio
Brand:Brand: Tantor Media
Publisher:Tantor Audio
Studio:Tantor Audio
EAN:9781400143368
Item Weight:0.32 pounds
Item Size:0.9 x 6.4 x 6.4 inches
Package Weight:0.8 pounds
Package Size:6.5 x 1 x 1 inches

Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Brand: Tantor Media

Buy Now:
Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang

Brand: Brand: Tantor Media
4.1 out of 5 stars with 255 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$75.99


Quantity:  

 


View More In Chinese.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Tantor Media, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Mao's Last Dancer
By Bolinda Audio
sku: NL9781743190470, ean: 9781743190470, isbn: 1743190476,
This is the true story of how, by the thinnest thread of a chance, one moment in time changed the course of a small boy's life in ways that are beyond imagination. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a President and First Lady, movie stars, and the most influential people in America. One day he would become a star: Mao's last dancer, and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, a beautiful, rich account

The Secret Piano: From Mao's Labor Camps to Bach's Goldberg Variations
By Brilliance Audio
ean: 9781455875153, isbn: 1455875155,
Zhu Xiao-Mei was three years old when she saw her first piano, a cherished instrument introduced into her family’s Beijing home by her mother. Soon after, the child began to play, developing quickly into a prodigy who immersed herself in the work of such classical masters as Bach and Brahms. Her astonishing proficiency earned her a spot at the Beijing Conservatory at the tender age of eleven, where she began laying the foundation for a promising career as a concert pianist. But in 1966, with

Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption
By Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
ean: 9781491500811, isbn: 1491500816,
''The account of Dr. Chung and his family will inspire you to believe in second chances and miracles and the God who gives them both.” —Max Lucado, New York Times bestselling authorMy name is Vinh Chung.This is a story that spans two continents, ten decades, and eleven thousand miles.When I was three and a half years old, my family was forced to flee Vietnam in June 1979, to a place we had never heard of somewhere in the heartland of America.Several weeks later, my family lay half-dead from

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
By Bolinda Audio
ean: 9781486290277, isbn: 1486290272,



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2019 - springbrookaudio.com. All Rights Reserved.