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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny

by Ai Weiwei

Hardback (unsigned) £25
Published 2nd November 2021, 400 pages
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‘Engrossing… A remarkable story’ Sunday Times

‘Above all a story of inherited resilience, strength of character and self-determination’ Observer

Chinese dissident . Ground-breaking artist . Global icon.

Here, through the sweeping, extraordinary story of his own and his father’s lives, Ai Weiwei tells an epic tale of China over the last 100 years.

He recounts a childhood in exile in a desolate place known as ‘Little Siberia’, his move to America as a young man and eventual return home, then his rise from unknown to art-world superstar and international human rights activist - and how his work has been shaped by living under a totalitarian regime.

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrow s is astory of exceptional creativity and passionate political beliefs, and a timely reminder of the urgent need to protect freedom of expression.

‘Intimate, unflinching … an instant classic’ Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition

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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: The story of two lives, one nation, and a century of art under tyranny
by Ai Weiwei

ISBN
9781847923509

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Nov. 2, 2021

Dimensions
24.0cm x 16.2cm x 3.7cm

Page count
400 pages