Fang Lizhi

Fang Lizhi, a Chinese astrophysicist who has emerged in the last decade as China’s most eloquent advocate of democracy and academic freedom, has been called “China’s Andrei Sakharov.” In the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre in June 1989, he sought asylum at the American Embassy in Beijing, where he remained for 386 days. He is currently affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

Winter 1990, Volume 1, Issue 1

Tiananmen and Beyond: Peering Over the Great Wall

Our goal at present is the thorough modernization of China. We all have a compelling sense of the need for this. There is a widespread feeling of dissatisfaction with the status quo among people in all walks of life.