* Commander-in-chief of protestors during the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, Chai Ling was one of the Chinese government's most wanted "criminals." Now a successful entrepreneur living in the United States, she has found real freedom in a formerly forbidden path---and God's purpose for her life in fighting for the rights of young girls in her homeland. 370 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
More than twenty years ago, Chai Ling led the protesters at Tiananmen Square and became China's most-wanted female fugitive. Today, she's finally telling her astonishing story. Though haunted by memories of the horrifying massacre at Tiananmen and her underground escape from China in a cargo box, Ling threw herself into pursuing the American dream. She completed Ivy League degrees, found love, and became a highly successful entrepreneur. Yet her longing for true freedom, purpose, and peace remained unfulfilled. Years after Tiananmen, she was still searching to find meaning in all the violence, fear, and tragedy she'd endured. A Heart for Freedom is her tale of passion, political turmoil, and spiritual awakening . . . and the inspirational true story of a woman who has dedicated everything to giving people in China their chance at a future. Find out why Publishers Weekly calls A Heart for Freedom a tale of human dignity and the imperative to live a life of meaning. . . . This book will be treasured.
Chai Ling was a key student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement who today serves as the founding president and chief operating officer of Jenzabar, Inc., a leading higher education software and services provider. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and MLA in public affairs at Princeton University, and a BA from Peking University. She has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize. Chai Ling is founder of All Girls Allowed, an organization dedicated to restoring life, value, and dignity to girls and mothers and revealing the injustice of China's one-child policy.