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    • No Wall Too High

    • One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison
    • By: Xu Hongci, Erling Hoh
    • Narrated by: David Shih
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mao Zedong's labor reform camps were notoriously brutal; modeled after the Soviet gulag, their inmates were subject to backbreaking labor, malnutrition, and vindictive wardens. They were thought to be impossible to escape - but one man did. Xu Hongci, a young medical student, was a loyal member of the Communist Party until he fell victim to Mao Zedong's Anti-Rightist Campaign in 1957. After posting a criticism of the party, he spent the next 14 years in the labor camps.

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