Perry Link has a BA in philosophy, MA in East Asian Studies, and PhD in Chinese history from Harvard University and has taught Chinese language and literature at Princeton University (1973–’77 and 1989–2008) and UCLA (1977–1988). He has published in the fields of modern Chinese language, literature, popular culture, intellectual history, art, and politics. His current research is on rhythm, metaphor, and politics in contemporary Chinese language. His recent books are The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System; Two Kinds of Truth: Stories and Reportage from China; and Chinese Primer, an elementary Chinese textbook.
Subverting Mao: The Roots of Minjian Activism in China
Perry Link evaluates a multi-decade protest tactic for democratic rights in China: minjian activism....