Perry Link is one of the West’s best experts on China, its language, culture and people. He’s also the
Chancellorial Chair for Innovation in Teaching Across Disciplines at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UN Riverside.
Perry Link is one of the great China scholars of today. There have been two sides to his career: He is an expert on Chinese literature and language; and he has been a boon to Chinese dissidents. With Jay, he talks about Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel laureate and political prisoner, who died last week. And about other dissidents. And about various aspects of today’s China, and its relation to the West.
By the way, Jay mentions Professor Link’s famous essay “The Anaconda in the Chandelier,” which can be found here.More