Interviews with Protagonists of the Democracy Movement

Starting from October 2013, Helmut Opletal has interviewed about 30 former civil rights activists and contemporary observers, mainly in China, France and the United States. He also searched and analyzed recent publications - most in Chinese - on the topic. The overall aim of this project is to collect and present memories and reminiscences of participants of the Chinese Democracy Movement, including avant-garde artists and writers associated with the activisties ("oral history"). It also seeks publication of other relevant material (written documents, photos, audio and video files, ...) for academic and general use. 

Not all of the principal participants and players of the time could by reached and interviewed by the author (Helmut Opletal), here you find other important memories and interviews from various publications and websites.


(Partial) translations of the interviews into English will will gradually be made available on this website.