120) Details of the ordeal Chen and his wife, Yuan Weijing
, endured from 2005 to 2012, are from their entries in the Congressional Executive Commission on China's Political Prisoner Database.
Accompanied by his wife Yuan Weijing
and their two children, the blind dissident flew into Newark Liberty International Airport near New York.
Chen asked to say a "few simple words" as he, his wife Yuan Weijing
, and their two young children were greeted with cheers on arrival at the New York University apartment block in Manhattan Saturday that now becomes their home.
In the video, obtained by US-based group ChinaAid, Chen and his wife Yuan Weijing
detailed the harrassment they say they have suffered since his release last September.
Lu has addressed such an issue in her excellent new book, True to Her Word: The Faithful Maiden Cult in Late Imperial China.
The report said Chen's wife Yuan Weijing
was only allowed to visit him three times since he was sentenced to four years and three months in jail in 2007 for ''damaging property'' and ''organizing people to block traffic,'' while the law allowed monthly visits.
Lu has in her book on female chastity and the female maiden cult in fact identified, often in between the lines in the various literary and historical sources, many of the moral dilemmas, conflicting motivations and mental struggles confronting young women in profound personal crisis (Lu 2008).