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No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems by Liu Xiaobo - Perry Link, Editor

No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems by Liu Xiaobo - Perry Link, Editor

No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems by Liu Xiaobo, edited by Perry Link.

Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize and one of China’s most revered intellectuals, continues to write and speak out against tyranny and in support of freedom, while serving an 11-year prison term. This new collection brings together an expert team including cultural historian Perry Link, translator Tienchi Martin-Liao, and Xiaoba’s wife Liu Xia, a poet and artist currently under house arrest. It includes poems written in jail, critical essays, his Charter 08 in self defense against criminal charges, and his award-winning 2003 speech for liberal democracy. The book opens with a foreword by Vaclav Havel.

Please join ASNC to hear Perry Link discuss this book and Liu's accomplishments. Link is retired from a career teaching at Princeton University and now is Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California, Riverside. He publishes on Chinese language, literature, and cultural history, and also writes and speaks on human rights in China. He is author most recently of Liu Xiaobo’s Empty Chair: Chronicling the Reform Movement Beijing Fears Most (New York Review of Books, 2011) and An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics (Harvard, forthcoming).

Co-sponsored by the Mechanics' Institute Library, Amnesty International, and the Center for the Art of Translation.

Event Details

26 January 2012
6:00pm - 7:30pm

57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Asia Society/Mechanics' Institute members: Free admission. Non-members: $12.