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Dragon Fighter: one woman's epic struggle for peace with China

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Publisher:
Kales Press,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
Language:
English
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Along the ancient Silk Road where Europe, Asia, and Russia converge stands the four-thousand-year-old homeland of a peaceful people, the Uyghurs. Their culture is filled with music, dance, family, and love of tradition passed down by storytelling through the ages.For millennia, they have survived clashes in the shadow of China, Russia, and Central Asia. Rebiya Kadeer’s courage, intellect, morality, and sacrifice give hope to the nearly eleven million Uyghurs worldwide on whose behalf she speaks as an indomitable world leader for the freedom of her people and the sovereignty of her nation.Her life story is one of legends: as a refugee child, as a poor housewife, as a multimillionaire, as a high official in China’s National People’s Congress, as a political prisoner in solitary confinement for two of nearly six years in jail, and now as a political dissident living in Washington, DC, exiled from her own land.
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9780979845611
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subject_facet Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China) -- History
table_of_contents Like rain that falls from the sky -- Leaving, grieving, believing -- Hunger of the soul -- Red revolution, blue dissolution -- Everything besides death is a pleasure -- A feather fell down from one angel -- Further into the yellow desert -- Because you are a woman -- Do you hear the rooster crowing -- The wealthiest woman in China -- Why don't you just shoot us -- It was a time when those in power dropped their masks -- In hell one day the fire will go out part one -- In hell one day the fire will go out part two -- A fable about a little ant.
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title Dragon Fighter : one woman's epic struggle for peace with China
title_alt Himmelsstürmerin.
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