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Book Fair Program

February 8, 2010

Support Freedom of Expression: Human Rights Book Fair

Fordham Law School, December 3, 2009

1:15-2:00

Opening and Welcome

Martin Flaherty, Co-Director, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and Sharon Hom, Executive Director, HRIC


Martin Flaherty giving opening remarks
Readings

Huang Xiang: “Listening to Mountains from behind Iron Bars” and “Solitary Confinement”

Karen Swenson: Huang Xiang poems in English translation
(Full text of Huang's “Solitary Confinement” in English and Chinese from China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 4.)

Vivian Demuth: Hu Shigen, How Big a Character is “Xin”

Mindy Aloff: Chad med sha, “This year, No Losar”; Anonymous, “Thus, We Vanish”

Anna Kushner: Anchee Min, Becoming Madame Mao

2:00-2:45

Remarks

Robert Bernstein, Chair Emeritus, HRIC Board; founding Chair and board member, Human Rights Watch


Maureen Howard reading from Liu Binyan's A Higher Kind of Loyalty
Readings

David Auburn: Wei Jingsheng, Courage to Stand Alone 

Maureen Howard: Liu Binyan, A Higher Kind of Loyalty

Michael Scammel: Gao Zhisheng, A China More Just

Ian McMahan: Li Zhisui, The Private Life of Chairman Mao

Daniel Meltzer: Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, Will the Boat Sink the Water?

2:45-3:30

Reading and Book Signing

Denise Chong, Egg on Mao (part 2, part 3)

3:35-4:10
Screening

Leaving Fear Behind
Introduction by Students for a Free Tibet (part 2)

4:10-5:00

Remarks

Presentation by Tenzin Dorjee

Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and chair of the steering committee of the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights; Co-chair, HRIC Board

Readings

Louis Nevaer: Xinna, Hada’s wife, 2008 Letter to PEN

Catherine Porter: Yang Jisheng, Tombstone  
(Excerpt from Tombstone in China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 4.)

Sharon Olinka: Rebiya Kadeer, Dragon Fighter: One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China

Harry Wu, Laogai: The Machinery of Repression in China (part 2)

Laogai Slide Presentation

Introduced by Harry Wu

5:00-6:00

Remarks

Ian Buruma, Henry R. Luce Professor of Democracy, Human Rights, and Journalism at Bard College; Director, HRIC Board


Meena Alexander reading Ma Jian's Beijing Coma
Readings

Meena Alexander: Ma Jian, Beijing Coma

Katherine Davis Fishman: Liao Yiwu, My Teacher, My Enemy  
(Full text of the excerpt from China Rights Forum, 2009, no. 4.)

Nina Kossman: Gao Xingjian, Soul Mountain

Larry Siems: Zhang Liang, Andrew Nathan, and Perry Link, The Tiananmen Papers

Screening

Tiananmen Mothers, Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice
Introduction by HRIC

6:00-7:00

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Huang Wen

Why Freedom of Expression Matters
Moderator: Sharon Hom, Executive Director, HRIC

Hu Ping, Human Rights in China (part 2)

Larry Siems, American PEN Center

Minky Worden, Human Rights Watch

Tenzin Dorjee, Students for a Free Tibet

Huang Wen, Translator, journalist

7:00–8:00

Reception

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