The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

by Ethan Gutmann

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The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem by Ethan Gutmann

The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients. Based on interviews with top-ranking police officials and Chinese doctors who have killed prisoners on the operating table, veteran China analyst Ethan Gutmann has produced a riveting insider's account--culminating in a death toll that will shock the world.  

Why would the Chinese leadership encourage such a dangerous perversion of their medical system? To solve the puzzle, Gutmann journeyed deep into the dissident archipelago of Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uighurs and House Christians, uncovering an ageless drama of resistance, eliciting confessions of deep betrayal and moments of ecstatic redemption.

In an age of compassion fatigue, Gutmann relies on one simple truth: those who have made it back from the gates of hell have stories to tell. And no matter what baggage the reader may bring along, their preconceptions of China will not survive the trip.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616149413
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 941,959
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Ethan Gutmann, an award-winning China analyst and human-rights investigator, is the author of Losing the New China: A Story of American Commerce, Desire and Betrayal. He has written widely on China issues for publications such as the Wall Street Journal Asia, Investor's Business Daily, Weekly Standard, National Review, and World Affairs journal, and he has provided testimony and briefings to the United States Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the European Parliament, the International Society for Human Rights in Geneva, the United Nations, and the parliaments of Ottawa, Canberra, Dublin, Edinburgh, and London. A former foreign-policy analyst at the Brookings Institution, Gutmann has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC, and CNBC.


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Anonymous 15 days ago
I do believe in humanity and am against illegal organ harvest. But the "alleged" Nobel Prize Nominee is fully lack of logic. His book is largely about interviewing and investigating, however most of them are from anonymous sources. Dr. Ko is the only named doctor he interviewed and willing to be responsible to his words. Now the author accused Dr. Ko as a liar. If so, then his book is nothing but a pile of hearsay, yet the most trustworthy hearsay is from a liar from the author's words. Hmm.. interesting. How about the credibility of the book?
Anonymous 15 days ago
book base on a liar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First 35 pages or so are about organ harvesting.....the pages, that is, that you get in the sample. After that, it's just a long magazine article about the repression of Falun Gong. Fine enough in its way....but I thought I was buying a different book.
Anonymous 14 days ago
What truth would you expect from the book if the author accuses the only named interviewee as a liar? I do believe in humanity and am against illegal organ harvest. But the "alleged" Nobel Prize Nominee is fully lack of logic. His book is largely about interviewing and investigating, however most of them are from anonymous sources. Dr. Ko is the only named doctor he interviewed and willing to be responsible to his words. Now the author accused Dr. Ko as a liar. If so, then his book is nothing but a pile of hearsay, yet the most trustworthy hearsay is from a liar from the author's words. Hmm.. interesting. How about the credibility of the book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago