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

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

author: Zhao Ziyang
name: Elaine
average rating: 3.39
book published: 2009
rating: 3
read at: 2009/08/07
date added: 2009/08/10
shelves: autobiography, biography, history, non-fiction, politics
review:
Important, I suppose, and somewhat interesting. The timeline of events around the Tienanmen Square massacre was particularly significant, and reasonably readable. But the book gets repetitive and somewhat overwhelmed by the personal politics of 80s/90s China. If I were a scholar of Chinese politics & history, I’d be all over it. But, being me, I took it back to the library w/out finishing.

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