The New York Times, March 8, 2018
But scholars say the enduring strength of Qiu’s legacy lies not only in her leadership, but also — and perhaps more important — in her willingness to ultimately sacrifice her life for the cause. “She argued that it wasn’t enough for women to just sit around and ask for equality,” said Hu Ying, a professor of Chinese literature at University of California, Irvine. “She believed you had to be willing to put your life on the line. And the fact that she really did put her life on the line is what made her words stick.”
The Washington Post, March 25, 2018
Supreme Court rule: (Other) justices shouldn’t conduct independent research
“I think there are good reasons why appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, generally shouldn’t consider facts outside the record,” said Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine. “But there are also times where it would be difficult not to do so, particularly when they are confronted with particularly credible evidence . . . that is relevant to a case or potentially undermines one of the premises on which the case is being litigated.”
Real News Network, March 25, 2018
President Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule Denounced by Chinese Intellectual
China concluded its annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday. Normally the 16-day National People’s Congress, which is China’s legislature, is a routine affair. This time, however, it took many momentous decisions. … Joining me now to analyze the Congress is Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom. He is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine.
Deseret News, March 22, 2018
Is Saturday’s ‘March for Our Lives’ a moment or a movement?
Social movements are most effective when they combine dramatic public demonstrations with quiet work inside political institutions, according to experts like David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Sometimes the people fulfilling each of these roles will disagree, but they must learn to work together, he said.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 23, 2018
A Kenyan author examines his life and times in ‘Wrestling With the Devil’
In “Wrestling With the Devil: A Prison Memoir,” Mr. wa Thiong’o, currently a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, adds yet another important book to his literary canon, where he deconstructs the language of colonialism, as much as he continues pounding away at the ills of capitalism, religion and the neocolonial estate as tools of subjugation.
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