Sunday, February 1, 2015

This Day in 1989: Feburary 2, Fang Lizhi Publishes China's Despair and China's Hope

On February 2, 1989, Fang Lizhi published an essay titled China's Despair and China's Hope, translated from Chinese by Perry Link, on the New York Book Review. In it, he boldly claimed that "the disappointments of the past forty years [of China] must be attributed to the social system itself."

The original Chinese version was published in Hong Kong press. It was also later propagated in Peking University by Wang Dan and Shen Tong through posters.

Days of 1989

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