Harry Wu spent nineteen years in Chinese prison camps during
the 1960s and 1970s. He was arrested and detained again
for sixty-six days in 1995 at the Chinese border while on
a fact-finding mission. He is executive director of the
Laogai Research Foundation in Milpitas, California, and
has held research positions at the University of California
at Berkeley and Stanford University. He has built a database
of information on more than eleven hundred prisons and concentration
camps of the Chinese gulag system, or "Laogai,"
which literally means "reform through labor."
He is the author of two autobiographical books.
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