Ge Yang 戈阳

Publisher info

Hi, I am the editor in chief as well as a publisher. I am representing the authors of 4-5 Forum (or April 5th Forum by meaning) as well as other independent authors. It's my mission and hope to help Chinese dissidents to officially publish their works so that the dissents can be heard by the world.
In terms of 4-5 forum, the periodical, my team have run this magazine for quite a few years and produced quite some issues. We love the work as the editors of 4-5 Forum. 4-5 Forum is a magazine of political and legal studies in contexts of China. The magazine originated as the first non-governmental funded magazine during the Chinese Democracy Wall era, dedicated to the cause of democracy and constitutionalsim back in year 1978. The electronic release of the magazine in a small community has been tried out for about a year. Now it's time to publish through self publishing platforms to reach a wider public.
4-5 Forum today focuses on theoretical research in rights, democracy and institutions. It has a group of selected authors with expertise in their respective areas. But unfortunately, we can't introduce who they are due to security reasons.

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What do your fans mean to you?
I highly value my fans. They are the strongest inspiration of my creative work by far. I also expect interactions with my fans in issues that 4-5 forum is concerned.
How do you approach cover design?
At this stage, I use the design of my own team. I probably use third party cover design when our publications are well received by a larger audience. Just for your information, our first issue, which is to be published on April Fifth, will include the scanned copy of the covers back at that time.
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Where to find Ge Yang 戈阳 online

Twitter: @45luntan
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The History of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests (Part I) 八九民运史(上)
Price: $6.89 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 14, 2016 by Ge Yang 戈阳. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This is the second edition of the previously published book entitled "Changes of Tiananmen _ The History of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests" by the same author. The first edition was completed in 1994 and published in 1996. This edition has updated the contents of the book with the past 20 some years' disclosed materials, personal interviews and researches
红色巨谍俞强声出走的前夜 On the Eve of the Great Spy Yu Qiangsheng's Escape
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 15, 2016 by Ge Yang 戈阳. Categories: Essay » Literature
Yu Qiangsheng, whose information helped the United States arrest Larry Wu-tai Chin as CCP's spy for more than forty years in 1985, also disclosed French diplomat Bernard Boursicot's identity as a spy for CCP. Yu Qiangsheng's escape has been a hot issue in both the U.S. and China, among the official and civic communities alike. Yet his experience before the escape is rarely known to the public.


4-5 Forum Issue 30 四五论坛第30期
Series: April 5th Forum. You set the price! Words: 160. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Essay » Political
Hear dissents here about China from 4-5 Forum. This issue will focus on the impact of current regime on the individual's freedom with comments on some elites' opinions towards the leader of China, Mr. Xi Jinping. 读四五论坛,倾听异见。本期侧重于现政权对个体自由的影响,兼评某些精英对待中国政府领导人习近平的态度。
4-5 Forum Issue No. 29 四五论坛 第29期
Series: April 5th Forum. You set the price! Words: 290. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
This issue focuses on the impact of ideologies that have been well received by absolute majorities in China on the individuals in terms of individuals' mentalities and rights, including patriotism, nationalism and collectivism. 本期聚焦于在中国现实的背景下被绝大多数人所接受的意识形态对中国个人在思想及权利方面的影响,包括爱国主义,民族主义和集体主义。
Series: Smashwords guide. Price: Free! Words: 80. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Catalogs
4-5 Forum Issue No. 28 四五论坛 第28期
Series: April 5th Forum. You set the price! Words: 550. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
《四五论坛》为中国"民主墙"时代的第一本民办刊物,以探讨、辩论及宣传民主化理论为主,兼与民主宪政相关的评时政热点话题。该刊物于2013年通过邮件与网络论坛形式复刊,从2016年起,《四五论坛》将以自发行方式向公众发布,前期试运行阶段将采用不定期发行方式。本期将发表创刊号的封面照片。 4-5 Forum was the 1st non-governmental periodical in Democracy Wall era. Mr. Xu Wenli, the founder, literally physically self-published 17 issues from 1978 to 1980, for which he was sentenced 15 years. We'll enclose the photo of the cover of the 1st issue.
Series: Smashwords guide. Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers

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