Will the Boat Sink the Water?
When: Saturday, April 28
Where: Rubin Museum of Art: 150 West 17th St.
What time: 4–5:30 p.m.
With Wu Chuntao, Chen Guidi; moderated by Erik Eckholm
Free with Museum entry ($10/$7 students and seniors with ID)
Co-sponsored by Asia Catalyst, the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute; presented with the Rubin Museum of Art
Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao’s prize-winning book Will the Boat Sink the Water? was banned in China after selling more than 250,000 copies. An estimated 10 million copies were then sold illegally. Subsequently, the authors have been harassed in the courts, lost their jobs, and even had their homes stoned—all because they dared to present a realistic portrait of the life of China’s peasants. They will talk to Erik Eckholm, former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief.