Beijing Spring

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Beijing Spring is a "monthly Chinese-language magazine dedicated to the promotion of human rights, democracy and social justice in China, has been in continuous publication since June 1993." [1]

Advisory Board

  • Fang Lizhi, professor of physics at University of Arizona. As the former vice president of Chinese University of Science and Technology, he inspired the 1989's Chinese Democracy movement and then was forced to seek refuge in the American Embassy for about a year after the June 4 crackdown.
  • Guo Luoji, a leading liberal theoretician who was driven out of Beijing by Former Chairman Deng Xiaoping because of his political opinion. In 1992, he sued the Chinese government for human rights abuses in a Federal Court of law. Now he is a visiting scholar at Harvard University.
  • Smarlo Ma Smarlo Ma is pen name of Mr. Yi Ma. Joining the CommunistParty of China in 1937, he became Director of the Library of the Anti-Japanese Military and Political College in Yan-an in 1938. He formally left the Party in 1943. as a well known expert on the history of the Communist party of china, he has often been invited to present papers in international conferences of Asian specialists.
  • Perry Link, professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. He specializes in 20th-century Chinese literature and is very concerned with human rights condition in Mainland China.
  • Andrew Nathan, professor of Political Science and Director of East Asian Institute at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. He has published numerous books and articles on China's politics.
  • Su Shaozhi, chairman of Princeton China Initiative. Once served as the director of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, he is a leading liberal political theoretician in China.
  • Su Xiaokang, a Chinese writer well known for his epic The River's Elegy, a critical television program about China's political and cultural evolution. As an active participator in the 1989 democracy movement, he was forced to leave China. Now he is a fellow of the Princeton China Initiative and publisher of the bi-monthly journal "The Democratic China".
  • Yang Liyu, professor of East Asian Studies at Seton Hall University
  • Yu Ying-shi, professor of history at Princeton University. Mr. Yu has been a leading critic on the tyranny of the Chinese communists after he left China in 1950. After the Chinese government crackdown on the Democracy Movement in 1989, he devoted himself into helping the fled Chinese activists to settle down in the U.S and setting up the Princeton China Initiative.

Editorial Board

  • Yu Dahai, Publisher of Beijing Spring and assistant professor of economics at Tufts University. Graduated from Beijing University and received a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, he served as Chief Editor of Beijing Spring from June 1993 to June 1996 and then as President from June 1996 to September 2002. He is founding president of the Chinese Economists Society and former president of the Chinese Alliance for Democracy and the China Spring magazine.
  • Wang Dan, President of Beijing Spring since September 2002. As a student leader from Beijing University in the 1989's Democracy Movement, he was on the most wanted list of the Chinese government after the June 4 crackdown. After being imprisoned for political reasons from July 1989 to February 1993 and again from May 1995 to April 1998, he came to the United States ad is now a doctoral student in Harvard University.
  • Hu Ping, Chief Editor of Beijing Spring since 1996 and a regular commentator for Radio Free Asia. Received a Master's degree in philosophy from Beijing University and studied at Harvard University, he was once the Chief Writer of Beijing Spring from June 1993 to June 1996. He is former president of the Chinese Alliance for Democracy and the China Spring magazine.
  • Chen Kuide, fellow of Princeton China Initiative and program host for Radio Free Asia. As once the Chief Editor of Shanghai's Thinker magazine, he actively took part in the 1989 democracy movement. He later received a Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Fudan University.
  • Zheng Yi, member of the Princeton China Initiative and a famous political critic. He once wrote articles to expose the cannibalism in Guangxi during the Great Cultural Revolution in China. As an important leader of the 1989 democracy movement, he was forced to leave China in 1992.
  • Xue Wei, Manager of Beijing Spring since 1993. He was imprisoned in Sichuan for ten years for "counter-revolutionary activities" in the 1970's. He was among the founding members of the Chinese Alliance for Democracy and the China Spring magazine and has always served as a leader in promoting Chinese Democracy Movement dating back 1982."