Messing with Mao

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Dissent, imprisonment and escape -- one man's survival story

In 1989 Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, joined in with the student protests in China's Tiananmen Square. Weeks into the demonstration he and two friends launched egg shells full of paint at the portrait of Chairman Mao that presides over Tiananmen. From then on they were imprisoned and harassed by Chinese authorities for their crime. After serving 11 of a 16 year sentence Lu Decheng escaped to Canada. Denise Chong documents his story in her latest book Egg On Mao.

 

Denise Chong chats with rabble.ca's Meagan Perry in this radio book lounge interview.

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Meagan Perry is the rabble podcast network's Executive Producer.

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