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.

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  1. Texmoor Coolidge

    Great interview, Jay! I recently shared news articles about Liu Xiaobo with my Chinese wife and she had never heard of him. She was very disturbed after she learned about what the PRC government did to him. I think a key to opening China is to get stories like that around the Great Firewall and propaganda campaign of the CCP to the common man. Average Chinese know the government sucks, but they don’t know the full truth.

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    • July 19, 2017, at 7:50 AM PDT
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