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

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"Remarkable...Fang discourses with passion, insight, conviction, and humor on politics, religion, and the scientist’s role in today's world...A wonderful book." ―San Francisco Chronicle

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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In his first collection of writings to be published in English, Fang Lizhi, the world-reowned 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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Fang Lizhi was born in Beijing in 1936 and trained in physics at Beijing University.

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