Type
Book
Title
Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China
In
Author(s)
HUALIN Fu - (Publishing director)
PILS Eva - (Publishing director)
BÉJA Jean-Philippe - Centre de recherches internationales (Publishing director)
Editor
Hong-Kong : Hong Kong University Press
Pages
368 p.
ISBN
9789888139071
Keywords
resistance in China, manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution
Abstract
EN
In December 2008 some 350 Chinese intellectuals published a manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution and an end to one-party rule. Known as "Charter 08", the manifesto has since been signed by more than 10,000 people. One of its authors, Liu Xiaobo, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 but has remained in prison since 2009 for subversive crimes. This collection -- the first of its kind in English -- examines the trial of Liu Xiaobo, the significance and impact of Charter 08, and the prospects for reform in China. The collection includes contributions from legal and political experts from around the world, a detailed account of Liu's trial by his defence lawyers, and a passionate -- and ultimately optimistic -- account of resistance, repression and political change by the human rights lawyer Teng Biao.

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