China In Crisis


Saturday, April 20, 1991 - 11:00pm (ended)
Fang Lizhi
Human rights advocate and astrophysicist at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University

Fang Lizhi was a Chinese astrophysicist, vice-president of the University of Science and Technology of China, and activist whose liberal ideas inspired the pro-democracy student movement of 1986–87 and, finally, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Because of his activism, he was expelled from the Communist Party of China in January 1987.