- Almost a Revolution
name = Almost a Revolution
orig title =
Shen Tongwith Marianne Yen
language = English
Houghton Mifflin(U.S. first edition) University of Michigan Press(U.S. second edition)
release_date = 1990 (first edition), 1998 (second edition)
media_type = Print (Hardback &
Paperback); also audio book
pages = 344 p. (US paperback second edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-472-08557-3 (US paperback second edition)
"Almost a Revolution" is an autobiography by the Chinese student democracy leader
Shen Tong, written with former Washington Postwriter Marianne Yen.
Written and published shortly after Tong escaped
Chinafollowing the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the book is an inside account of the student movement from the perspective of a student leader. Tong was the organizer of the "dialogue delegation", which attempted to arrange negotiation between the students and the government.
Beijingstudent leaders of the 1989 democracy movement featured in the book include Wang Dan, Wuer Kaixi, and Chai Ling.
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CEED71731F93BA25752C1A966958260 New York Times Book Review]
C-SPAN Booknotes[http://www.booknotes.org/Transcript/?ProgramID=1032 interview]
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