March 21, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Merle Goldman will give the talk, "From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China," Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Olin Science Lecture Hall (Room 268) at Bucknell University.

The Phi Beta Kappa lecture, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the East Asian studies department at Bucknell.

Professor emerita of history at Boston University, Goldman also is research associate and member of the executive committee of the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University.

She has been hailed by Jonathan Mirsky, in a New York Times book review, as "the foremost Western expert on China's intellectual dissidents."

For 40 years she has traced the tortured and tortuous trials and tribulations of China's intellectuals in the People's Republic in a series of four major works: Literary Dissent in Communist China, China’s Intellectuals: Advise and Dissent, Sowing the Seeds of Democracy: Political Reform in the Deng Xiaoping Decade, and most recently From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China.

Posted March 21, 2007

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