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Blood Letters

The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao's China

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This edition was published in by Basic Books

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352 pages

Blood Letters tells the astonishing tale of Lin Zhao, a poet and journalist arrested by the authorities in 1960 and executed eight years later, at the height of the Cultural Revolution. The only Chinese citizen known to have openly and steadfastly opposed communism under Mao, she rooted her dissent in her Christian faith--and expressed it in long, prophetic writings done in her own blood, and at times on her clothes and on cloth torn from her bedsheets.

Miraculously, Lin Zhao's prison writings survived, though they have only recently come to light. Drawing on these works and others from the years before her arrest, as well as interviews with her friends, her classmates, and other former political prisoners, Lian Xi paints an indelible portrait of courage and faith in the face of unrelenting evil.

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Blood Letters tells the astonishing tale of Lin Zhao, a poet and journalist arrested by the authorities in 1960 and executed eight years later, at the height of the Cultural Revolution. The only Chinese citizen known to have openly and steadfastly opposed communism under Mao, she rooted her dissent in her Christian faith--and expressed it in long, prophetic writings done in her own blood, and at times on her clothes and on cloth torn from her bedsheets.

Miraculously, Lin Zhao's prison writings survived, though they have only recently come to light. Drawing on these works and others from the years before her arrest, as well as interviews with her friends, her classmates, and other former political prisoners, Lian Xi paints an indelible portrait of courage and faith in the face of unrelenting evil.

Blood Letters

The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao's China

This edition was published in by Basic Books


Table of Contents

Dedication
Introduction
Chapter 1 To Live under the Sun
Chapter 2 Exchanging Leather Shoes for Straw Sandals
Chapter 3 The Crown
Chapter 4 A Spark of Fire
Chapter 5 Shattered Jade
Chapter 6 Lamplight in the Snowy Fields
Chapter 7 The White-Haired Girl of Tilanqiao
Chapter 8 Blood Letters Home
Afterword
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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Library of Congress
DS778

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Number of pages
352
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

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Open Library
OL26542701M
ISBN 13
9781541644236

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