Chen Guangcheng is a blind Chinese legal activist who last April escaped home imprisonment in Shandong and took refuge at the US Embassy in Beijing. He is a Distinguished Visitor at the NYU School of Law’s US-Asia Law Institute. (May 2013)


Chen Guangcheng in New York: An Interview

Chen Guangcheng outside his house in Dongshigu village, Shandong province, northeast China, March 2005
Following are excerpts from a recent conversation among Chen Guangcheng, the blind legal activist who was recently permitted to leave China and is currently a distinguished visitor at New York University School of Law; Jerome A. Cohen, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the US-Asia Law Institute at the NYU …