A Scholar’s Virtus & the Hubris of the Dragon

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXIV)   Upon taking up a position at Tsinghua College (later Tsinghua University) in 1914, the prominent thinker and political activist Liang Qichao (梁启超, 1873-1929) addressed a student audience on the theme of ‘The Gentleman’.… Read

A Breach of the Law, a Betrayal of Autonomy — No Way for a University to Act!

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXIII)   Gao Quanxi 高全喜, the author of the following essay of protest concerning the persecution of Xu Zhangrun 許章潤 by Tsinghua University, is a chair professor in the Koguan School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 上海交通大學凱原法學院講席教授.… Read

An Eye Not Blind, a Heart Not Stony and Corrupt — Being Able to Live With Oneself

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXII)   Since he has been subject to an ‘internal investigation’ — one that, apart from being an egregious assault on a respected scholar’s dignity, is both psychologically torturous and physically debilitating — conducted under the auspices of the ‘human resources’ department of Tsinghua University (and ‘shadowed’ by its murky overlords), Professor Xu Zhangrun is forbidden from writing for publication on mainland China.… Read