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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai WeiWei, translated by Allan H. BarrAdd to Cart

1000 Years of  Joy and Sorrows
by Ai WeiWei, translated by Allan H. Barr

“An impassioned testament to the enduring powers of art—to challenge the state and the status quo, to affirm essential and inconvenient truths, and to assert the indispensable agency of imagination and will in the face of political repression.”—Michiko Kakutani

Hailed as “an eloquent and seemingly unsilenceable voice of freedom” by The New York Times, Ai Weiwei has written a sweeping memoir that presents a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process.

The first three people who preorder this memoir will receive a limited edition letterpress print!

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