Bullets and opium : real-life stories of China after the Tiananmen Square Massacre / Liao Yiwu ; translated by David Cowhig, Jessie Cowhig, and Ross Perlin.
"From the award-winning poet, dissident, and "one of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time" (Philip Gourevitch) comes a raw, evocative, and unforgettable look at the Tiananmen Square massacre through the eyes of those who were there."--Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9781982126643
- ISBN: 1982126647
- Physical Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.
"Originally published: Die Kugel und das Opium : Leben und Tod am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens. Germany : Fischer, 2012.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction / by Ian Johnson -- Prologue: "All you want is money! All I want is revolution!" -- Part 1. Beijing -- The performance artist -- The massacre painter -- The idealist -- The arsonists -- The captain -- The squad leader -- The street fighter -- The hooligan -- The prisoner of conscience -- Part 2. Sichuan -- The animal tamer -- The accomplice -- The poet -- The prisoners -- The author -- Afterword: The last moments of Liu Xiaobo -- Appendix one. A guide to what really happened -- Appendix two. List of 202 people killed in the massacre -- Appendix three. List of 49 wounded or disabled in the massacre.
"Translated from the Chinese by David and Jessie Cowhig and Ross Perlin."
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