On Fang Lizhi (1936–2012)

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Fang Lizhi, a distinguished professor of astrophysics, luminary in the struggle for human rights in contemporary China, and frequent contributor to The New York Review, died suddenly on the morning of April 6. At age seventy-six he had not yet retired, and was preparing to leave home to teach a (read more…)

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Mourning the death of Fang Lizhi

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In grief, we mourn the death of Fang Lizhi, 76, a renowned dissident and leading voice of political liberalization in China in the 1980s, whose public speeches and essays inspired the 1989 pro-democracy protests. Prof. Fang, a founder of modern astrophysics and cosmology in China, was a founding CHRD board (read more…)

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