Bamboo Swaying in the Wind: A Survivor's Story of Faith and Imprisonment in Communist ChinaBamboo Swaying in the Wind: A Survivor's Story of Faith and Imprisonment in Communist China
Claudia Devaux
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Bamboo Swaying in the Wind reveals the extraordinary life story of Chinese Jesuit George Bernard Wong, who was imprisoned in China for more than twenty-five years for his religious beliefs. Through the story of his remarkable life and enduring faith, Wong offers readers spiritual and human insights that can only come from one who has lived such a life. Much of Wong's story remained blocked from his memory until recent, gentle talks with coauthor Claudia Devaux drew it out. Set in a broader cultural context, the narrative allows readers to appreciate this unique personal account of how one man bridged East and West to live out his Jesuit vocation and serve Chinese Christians in our time.
     

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Foreword............................................................IX
Prologue............................................................XI
1 Baby of Borden.....................................................1
2 A Confucian Scholar................................................9
3 Orphans at School.................................................14
4 A Dandy...........................................................19
5 Follow the Gleam..................................................24
6 The Divine Romance of Two Vocations...............................32
7 Love Jesus with All Your Heart....................................37
8 The Common Life...................................................42
9 A Prophet in His Own Land.........................................50
10 Before Magistrates and Judges....................................71
11 Priest and Victim................................................80
12 Prayer in Prison.................................................86
13 A Christmas Memory...............................................94
14 Laogai..........................................................100
15 Déjà Vu.........................................................105
16 Home Leave......................................................112
17 The Public Church...............................................118
18 Back on the Farm................................................125
19 The Fourth Vow..................................................138
20 Los Gatos.......................................................146
21 Pilgrimage to Rome..............................................151
22 Reconciliation..................................................156
23 Bamboo Swaying in the Wind......................................163
Afterword..........................................................171
Acknowledgments....................................................191
Endnotes...........................................................197
Bibliography.......................................................199
Permissions........................................................205