In 2010, Karen Patterson’s life is turned upside down. The Canadian is living in Beijing, China, with her family when her husband, Chinese artist Wu Yuren, disappears. Wu and other artists had been protesting against the government of the People’s Republic of China and its lack of regard for human rights. In Karen’s search for Wu, she discovers that he has been beaten and illegally incarcerated. This book, TAKING ON CHINA: How I Freed My Husband from Jail, is about Karen’s fight to get her husband released from the clutches of the Chinese state. Along the way, she realizes Wu’s story is only one out of millions.
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