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Was Fang Lizhi a “Black Hand” in 1989?

Fang Lizhi, the prominent astrophysicist who was sheltered by the US embassy and then fled China after the 1989 pro-democracy protests, denies any role behind the movement in his newly-published posthumous autobiography. From...

‘Hi! I’m Fang!’ The Man Who Changed China

At The New York Review of Books, Perry Link shares eight favorite memories of “astrophysicist, activist, and dissident” Fang Lizhi, who died on April 6th last year. In May, 1989, while student demonstrators were in...

An Appreciation of Physicist Fang Lizhi

Physicist Fang Lizhi, who died in April, became most widely known for his year-long refuge in the American embassy in Beijing, beginning on June 5th, 1989. In China Quarterly and the Forum on International Physics Newsletter,...

Chen Guangcheng Speaks from New York

Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York on Saturday, greeted a cheering crowd outside New York University with a short speech. From NTDTV, via Shanghaiist: From the Associated Press: “I believe that no matter how...

Perry Link: On Fang Lizhi

In the New York Review of Books, Perry Link remembers his friend Fang Lizhi, the physicist and one of China’s most prominent dissidents, who died last week: Fang’s path through life observed a pattern that is common to...

Dissident Physicist Fang Lizhi Dies

Astrophysicist and democracy activist Fang Lizhi has passed away in Arizona. A former professor at China’s University of Science and Technology, Fang was an eloquent and outspoken dissident who helped spearhead the...

Fang Lizhi: The Real Deng

In the New York Review of Books, exiled astrophysicist Fang Lizhi reviews the record of former paramount leader Deng Xiaoping and compares his findings with those of Ezra Vogel in his new book, Deng Xiaoping and the...

Fang Lizhi: My ‘Confession’

In the New York Review of Books, astrophysicist and exiled dissident Fang Lizhi writes about Henry Kissinger’s new book On China and his own “confession” to the Chinese government in 1989: On June 3, 1989,...

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