Ai Weiwei’s Book “Weiwei-isms” Released

December 30th, 2012

“Weiwei-isms”, a new book by Ai Weiwei that was published this month by Princeton University Press, provides a look into the Chinese dissident artist’s view on political affairs and human rights issues. “During my detention, they kept asking me: Ai Weiwei, what is the reason you have become like this today? My answer is: First, I refuse to forget. My parents, my family, their whole generation and my generation all paid a great deal in the struggle for freedom of speech. Many people died just because of one sentence or even one word. Somebody has to take responsibility for that.” (from Der Spiegel, Nov. 21, 2011)

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