Fang Lizhi


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Fang Lizhi 方励之
Birthday
BirthplacePeking (now Beijing), China
Died
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Astrophysicist
Known for 1986 Student Demonstrations

Fang Lizhi

born 1936, Chinese astrophysicist and human-rights campaigner, living in the US from 1990
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The scientific research of both Galileo and Fang Lizhi led them into conflict with those who believed themselves in possession of ultimate truth (Williams, pp.
Physicist and dissident Fang Lizhi, who died Friday at age 76 in Tucson, Arizona, was Communist China's first independent intellectual.
Miller's study focuses on a small group of post-Mao scientists, mainly Fang Lizhi and Xu Liangying and, to some extent, Li Xingmin and Jin Guantao, and explores the scientific roots of their political dissent.
In this context the writings of two well-known dissident intellectuals, Wei Jinsheng and Fang Lizhi, are discussed to develop a viable programme of opposition to the Chinese regime.
A fourth section, 'After the Empire', is more of a rag-bag, encompassing, amongst other things, several reviews of books on modern China, a lecture on film and politics, and a discussion of the work of Bei Dao and Fang Lizhi, two latter-day critics of the People's Republic of China.
Its Board of Judges include former United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, physicist and human rights activist Fang Lizhi, and Nobel Peace Prize laureates Shimon Peres, Mairead Maguire, Archbishop Desmond M.
Scientist Fang Lizhi earned the special hatred of the Chinese authorities when he traveled abroad in the fall of 1988 and was interviewed by the Hong Kong press that circulated in China.
Those serving on Board of Judges are former United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, physicist and human rights activist Fang Lizhi, and Nobel Peace Prize winners Shimon Peres, Mairead Maguire, Archbishop Desmond M.
Embassy, the voice of FANG LIZHI is heard, singing "Stand By Me.
Those serving on Board of Judges are former United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, physicist and human rights activist Fang Lizhi and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Shimon Peres, Mairead Maguire, Archbishop Desmond M.
He dubs himself "one of the few" Americans in China "of any national reputation," which reputation promptly gives rise to a grandiose fantasy that he might be kidnapped and held hostage for Fang Lizhi, China's foremost dissident, who created an international stir when he sought refuge in the U.
Yesterday's icons of dissent like the physicist Fang Lizhi, who inspired the student demonstrations of 1986 -will always be haunted by earlier crackdowns; today's students have no such inhibiting memories.