2013 Annual Lecture on Asian Democracy

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The Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville presents its Annual Lecture in Asian Democracy

UofL Center for Asian Democracy Harry Wu, human rights activist and former political prisoner in China,

“In the Mouth of the Dragon: U.S. & China Relations in the 21st Century”Harry Wu, human rights activist and former political prisoner in China

Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John’s Stadium
January 23rd, 2013   •  7:00pm
Reception to follow.
Free and open to the public.
To reserve your free ticket, email cad@louisville.edu, or call (502) 852-2667.

Harry Wu spent 19 years incarcerated by the Chinese government in the Laogai — the “Bamboo Gulag” — as a political prisoner.   Wu survived beatings, torture, and starvation.  After his release in 1979, Wu moved to the United States and repeatedly risked his life returning to China to document slavery and human rights abuses.

He is the author of several books, including Bitter Winds, an international bestseller and a powerful account of Wu’s imprisonment and survival that displays extraordinary acts of courage and of unforgettable heroism.

Wu is currently Executive Director of the Laogai Research Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to documenting the Laogai system and exposing other human rights abuses in China.  Wu has received numerous national and international awards and honors for his work.