Wang Dan was the first political prisoner of Tiananmen Square Massacre incident, and has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He also received the Human Rights Award from American Democracy Foundation, and the ‘Great Democrat’ Award from the Democracy Education Foundation, as well as many others.
After being behind bars twice, through help from all sectors, he went to the United States for medical treatment and obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has taught in Tsinghua University, Soochow University and National Chengchi University in recent years.
Currently he is the chairman of the New School for Democracy.
Wang Dan is the author of over 20 books, including ”Prison Memoirs”, “Fifteen talks about history of People’s Republic of China”, “Memoirs of Wang Dan – from the Tienanmen Massacre to Exile”, “America’s Humanities and Freedom through my eyes” “Walking Alone in the Cold,” ” Sketch in the Night Rain”, and ” The Era of Idealism — My Political Trajectory “.