E. Perry Link
(born 1944) is a Sinologist
at the University of California-Riverside
specializing in modern Chinese literature and Chinese language. Dr. Link is a Harvard University
alumnus who received his B.A. in 1966 and his Ph.D. in 1976. Before moving to Riverside, Dr. Link taught Mandarin Chinese courses at Princeton University
. He has translated many Chinese stories, writings and poems into English. Along with Andrew J. Nathan
, Link translated the Tiananmen Papers
, which detailed the governmental response to the 1989 democracy protests
. In 1996, China blacklisted
Link, and he has been denied entrance ever since. In 2001, Link was detained and questioned upon arriving in Hong Kong because of his involvement in the Tiananmen Papers
, after roughly one hour was allowed to freely enter Hong Kong where he spoke at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club.
His office was used in the filming of A Beautiful Mind.
Perry Link, Professor of East Asian Studies, specializes in 20th-century Chinese literature. His publications include The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System (Princeton, 2000) and Banyang suibi (Notes of a Semi-Foreigner, in Chinese) (Taipei: Sanminchubanshe, 1999).