Event

The Laogai Museum is featuring a special photo exhibition documenting the life of Dr. Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) from his days as a professor, protester during the Tiananmen Square democratic movement, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, to his current imprisonment, for which he's serving an 11-year sentence. Here...

Reports

“Criminalizing Dissent” is a historical report highlighting the exceedingly parallel histories of China and Cuba from 1949-1979. In addition to comparing the development of the revolutionary...

Publications

文彻赫恩是满清望族的后裔,曾是热血革命青年,参加过1947的学生运动,49年参加解放军南下,57年毕业于上海戏剧学院,同年被划为极右分子,58年被逮捕入狱,78年被平反。文彻赫恩曾执导和演出过多部歌剧、话剧和电影,才华横溢,可惜生不逢时,从26岁起共失去二十年的人身自由,其中经历了饥饿、疾病及虐待的摧残,身心俱创。80年代,他带着受伤的心离开中国,移居美国至今。

News & Views

Harry Wu, Champion of Human Rights Dies It is with great sadness that the Laogai Research Foundation announces the passing of its founder, Harry Wu, who died in Honduras this morning at the age of 79. Mr. Wu was vacationing with friends when he passed away. Harry Wu was a Catholic and a well-known presence on Capitol Hill for his defense of people who suffered in China’s brutal Laogai camps. The...
On Monday the School of Ethics and Global Leadership ushered by their exuberant instructor paid Mr. Harry Wu and the Laogai Museum another splendid visit. With unmatched energy, each of the fourteen students emitted an impression of spiritedness and potential. It could have been the brisk mornings walk down eighteenth street or their admirable attempt to capture the essence of their founder and...
On a brisk Monday morning, a group of students from the University of Maryland visited the Laogai Museum. The students are part of a program called Alternative Breaks , which according to its website, “envisions a world of globally-conscious citizens who are transforming communities for good.” They unequivocally lived up to the groups' mission statement. For most students on spring break, it...

Commentaries

Breaking It All Down This week, as President Xi Jinping commences talks with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recalls the Obama-Xi Summit. On Tuesday the 20th of October 2015, host Bob Schieffer conducted an in-depth discussion with three eminent panelists: Kurt Campbell Chairman and CEO of Asia Group, Demetri Sevastopulo Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, and Chris Johnson senior adviser and Freeman Chair in China...
Decoding the historical revisionism in the V-Day parade, and understanding the implications of Xi Jinping's proposed military scaleback.
In the summer of 2001, shortly after Beijing won the bid for the 2008 summer Olympics, Chinese Minister of Sport Yuan Weimin stated that the Olympics and would bring “progress in human rights causes.” Mr. Yuan was not alone in his unbridled optimism. François Carrard, the Executive Director of the International Olympic Committee, betted that rewarding China with the games would improve its human rights situation: “Bet on the fact that in the coming seven years, openness, progress, and...