hen I was in middle school, I was astonished when I read Yan Jiaqi's famous book "The Summit", which was probably the first political science book I read by a contemporary Chinese political scientist. Yan Jiaqi originally studied physics, then turned to philosophy, and then turned to political science. He was one of the founders and the first director of the Institute of Political Science of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He had expected to quietly engage in academic research and bring back political science, a discipline that had been fractured in China for 30 years. However, it is impossible for political science to be out of touch with real politics. Yan Jiaqi has participated in the reform of China's political system since the end of the 1970s as a scholar. forced into exile.
Yan Jiaqi, who has escaped China for more than 30 years and is 80 years old, has written a memoir of more than 700 pages. The first half records the success and failure of the turbulent reform era. The author writes straight and truthful, and provides a number of first-hand historical materials as parties and witnesses. A new perspective. Yan Jiaqi participated in several plans for the reform of the political system, and he entered the political core at a dramatic turning point: Zhao Ziyang's secretary Bao Tong visited Yan Jiaqi many times and persuaded him Shadow Making to work in the Zhongnanhai Political Reform Office, "said that this was in Zhao Ziyang's letter to Deng Xiaoping.
The person who nominated me asked me to go to his office in Zhongnanhai to read the letter. After I went to his office in Zhongnanhai, there was a mark on the letter that Deng Xiaoping had read it, and Deng Xiaoping agreed." At that time, Deng Liqun, known as the "King of the Left", expressed his opposition at the meeting of the Secretariat, believing that Yan Jiaqi had something to do with the Xidan Democracy Wall . Zhao Ziyang said: "I nominated Yan Jiaqi to the Political System Reform Office because he was the director of the Institute of Political Science." In 1986, Deng Xiaoping proposed to carry out the refo More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels