Professor hits back at critics on the Internet – Vivian Wu

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media (link):

A Guangzhou professor attacked in print last month over his call for “an objective attitude to history” has hit back at critics in a 15,000-word article circulated on the internet.

’s article was put online last night by Li Datong, the sacked editor of a formerly outspoken Beijing weekly.

Professor Yuan wrote the article in response to front-page criticism of his views by government-appointed Marxist historian Zhang Haipeng. He then submitted it to the resurrected Bingdian Weekly, the China Youth Daily supplement that was shut down for five weeks earlier this year for publishing Professor Yuan’s opinions.

Yuan Weishi’s essay is available online (in Chinese) here. See also “New Freezing Point Editor Challenges Overseas Media to Report” from ESWN.

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