Bringing Down the Great Wall: Writings on Science, Culture, and Democracy in China

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - 336 pages
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In his first collection of writings to be published in English, Fang Lizhi, the world-renowned Chinese astrophysicist and human rights activist, speaks out on science, culture, and the future of democracy in China. Here is a rare glimpse into the intellect of one of the most courageously outspoken men of our time.
 

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Contents

Editors Foreword
ix
Preface
xli
THE COSMOLOGIST
3
From Newton to Einstein 1979
12
Philosophy Is a Tool of Physics 1985
20
A Note on the Interface Between Science and Religion
30
The View from the Beijing
38
Written at Midnight After Praising the Lord 1979 30
50
Democracy Reform and Modernization 1986
157
THE DISSIDENT
189
My Life on May 21 1987 1987
200
Interview with Tiziano Terzani 1987
207
Learning About Democracy 1988
218
Letter to Deng Xiaoping 1989
242
Chinas Despair and Chinas Hope 1989
250
Peace Prize Speech 1989
258

A Hat a Forbidden Zone a Question 1979
56
Arashiyama Memoir 1981
65
Physics and Poetry 1985
74
THE DEMOCRAT
85
The End of Old Thinking 1980
92
Thoughts on Reform 1985
122
On Political Reform 1986 735
135
Keeping the Faith 1989
262
Second Interview with Tiziano Terzani
276
APPENDIX
299
Open Letter of Thirtythree Intellectuals 1989
305
Decision Regarding the Expulsion of Fang Lizhi from
314
Glossary
331
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Fang Lizhi was born in Beijing in 1936 and trained in physics at Beijing University.

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