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Spring is a Chinese-language monthly magazine dedicated to the promotion of
human rights, democracy and social justice in China. Founded in June 1993, it is
published in New York and distributed throughout the world. Beijing Spring is
published on the fifteenth of each month. The electronic version is normally
uploaded to this site before the end of the month.
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of Beijing Spring's Advisory Board
Lizhi, an astrophysicist who became an inspiring leader of the Chinese
democracy movement. Mr. Fang, who is sometimes regarded as China's Sakharov,
was on the most wanted list after the violent crackdown of the demonstrations
in Beijing in 1989 and was force to seek refuge in the American Embassy for
about a year. He is now professor of Physics at University of Arizona.
a leading liberal political theoretician whose writings so angered Deng
Xiaoping that Deng personally ordered that he be taken out of Beijing. Mr. Guo
was among the first to sue the Chinese government for human rights abuses in a
court of law. He is now a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
(a.k.a. Ling Feng), Well-known columnist. Born in Indonesia, he attended PeopleíŽs University in Beijing and lived in Hong Kong for many
years until 1997.
Perry Link, a leading expert on China. Mr. Link
is Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University.
Binyan, a well known writer revered by a large segment of the Chinese populace.
When he was with the official People's Daily, Mr. Liu exposed through his
writings corruption, deceit, and brutality of the Chinese high officials and
helped many of their victims. He is now a fellow of the Princeton China
a veteran democracy campaigner known for his selflessness and devotion. Mr. Liu
was a close ally of Wei Jingsheng, China's paramount dissident, in late 1970's.
For his effort to publicize Wei's trial, he himself was jailed for ten years.
He is now Chairman of the Executive Committee of Human Rights in China.
Nathan, a leading expert on Chinese politics. Mr. Nathan is Professor of Political
Science and Director of East Asian Institute at Columbia University. He is the
author of numerous books and articles on China.
president of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic and Democratic
Movement in China. Mr. Situ is a member of the Hong Kong legislature and an
important leader of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong.
Shaozhi, a leading liberal political theoretician. Mr. Su served as the
director of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought of the Chinese
Academy of Social Sciences. He is now chairman of Princeton China Initiative.
Xiaokang, a writer best known for his epic The River's Elegy, a critical
evaluation of China's political and cultural evolution. Mr. Su took part in the
1989 democracy movement and was forced to flee. He is now a fellow of the
Princeton China Initiative and publisher of the bi-monthly journal, The
Ruowang, a literary critic known in China as a vanguard of the liberalization
movement. He was jailed for over a year after the 1989 crackdown. Mr. Wang now
lives in New York and writes for many Chinese publications. (Mr. Wang passed
away in December 2001.)
Ying-shih, a prominent historian and professor of history at Princeton
University. Left China in 1950, Mr. Yu has been a leading critic of the tyranny
of the Chinese communists. After 1989, he played a critical role in helping the
fleeing activists settle in the U.S. and in setting up the Princeton China
of Beijing Spring's Editorial Board
Yu Dahai, Publisher
of Beijing Spring. He was Chief Editor from June 1993 to June 1996 and
President from June 1996 to September 2002. He graduated from Beijing
University and received a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. He is former
president of the Chinese Alliance for Democracy and the China Spring magazine,
and founding president of the Chinese Economists Society. He is now assistant
professor of economics at Tufts University.
President of Beijing Spring effective September 2002. He was a student of
Beijing University when the democracy movement of 1989 broke out. He was an
important leader of that movement and was the number one student leader on the
governmentíŽs most wanted list
after the June 4, 1989 crackdown. He was imprisoned for political reasons from
July 1989 to February 1993 and again from May 1995 to April 1998. He is now a
graduate student in Harvard University.
Hu Ping, Chief Editor of Beijing Spring. He was
the Chief Writer of Beijing Spring from June 1993 to June 1996. He received a
Master's degree in philosophy from Beijing University and studied at Harvard
University. In 1980, he won a seat in a district People's Congress in Beijing
in free elections. He is former president of the Chinese Alliance for Democracy
and the China Spring magazine, and a regular commentator for Radio Free Asia.
Kuide. He received a Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Fudan University and was
Chief Editor of Shanghai's Thinker magazine. He took part in the 1989 democracy
movement in Shanghai. He is now a member of the Princeton China Initiative and
a regular commentator for Radio Free Asia.
He is a writer best known for his account of cannibalism in China during the
frenzied days of the Cultural Revolution. An important leader of the 1989
democracy movement, he fled to Hong Kong in 1992 through an underground
railroad. He is now a member of the Princeton China initiative.
Manager of Beijing Spring. In the 1970's, he was imprisoned in Sichuan for nine
years for "counter-revolutionary activities". He studied at Hunter
College and worked for the Chinese Alliance for Democracy and the China Spring
magazine in various capacities from 1982 to 1993.
Last revision: December 24, 1998. Last
corrections: October 31, 2002