Almost a Revolution Author:Shen Tong, Marianne Yen, Tong Shen An eyewitness account of Tiananmen Spring, available once again to commemorate the ten year anniversary of these historic events of China's recent past
There were mixed reviews for this book which is more a personal experience than a dispassionate set of observations. Shen Tong tells the story of his experiences with life as a student and his growing love affair with democracy. He becomes an activist and is a leader in the Tiananmen Square demonstration that was so brutally crushed. He was lucky enough to have the money to buy a passport and the airfare to America to escape government prosecution. His grandparents both committed suicide (in their 60's) to avoid the public humiliation of a duncecap parade. A stirring personal memoir.