I was born in Changshu city on 6th November 1948 in Jiangsu province, China. My ancestral home, however, is in Yongding County , Fujian province.
Between 1954-1960 I studied in Huiri and Wuai elementary schools. From 1960 to 1966 I attended the Changshu County High School. I was vice president of the student union in my first two years in senior high school, and was the president in my senior year.
From June 1966 until October 1968 I was part of the Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution. On October 11th 1968 I was sent down to the countryside as a farmer in the Jijiatang production team of the Lubei brigade in the Liantang people's commune. I did farming from 1968 to 1972, from 1973 to 1976 I conducted film-showing in the villages, then finally from 1976 until February 1978 I worked as a casual labourer in a meat-processing factory in Changshu.
I was matriculated into the Beijing Institute of Aeronautics after the college entrance examination was resumed in 1977. From March 1978 until February 1982 I studied for the Bachelor's Degree in Aerodynamics. Then from February 1982 until July 1984 I studied for the Master's Degree under Professor Zhuang Fenggan from the Spaceflight Ministry, who was then the academician of Academia Sinica.
From 1985 to1988 I was a teacher in the branch of Tsinghua University,and settled on the Capital Normal University campus in August 1987. During that time I had the title of Lecturer in Aerodynamics, and got the chance to be a visiting scholar in the U.K. for three months.
In September 1988, I became a doctoral candidate in philosophy of science and technology under Professor Huang Shunji of the People's University of China. I participated in the translation of Revolution in Science by the American I. Bernard Cohen.
Around April to June in 1989 I threw myself into and took an active role in the Tiananmen student pro- democracy movement. I was one of the leading figures in the dialogue delegation of the students in Beijing’s institutions of higher learning, as well as a member of the standing committee of the student union of the People’s University of China. As a result of this, on 9th September of that year I was put into the Qincheng Prison on the grounds of "detention for interrogation" by the authorities. One and half years later, on 7th February 1991, I was released being declared "exempt from prosecution".
Unfortunately, in June 1991, my status as a doctoral candidate was denied by the People's University of China without any official procedure, explanation or excuse. They also stopped paying me my wages, my child allowance for my only son as well as any other fees I was due. Following this incident, from June 1991 until May 1999, I acted as a dissident and a freelance writer. During this time there were four major things that I did which I listed below:
·I wrote many papers on China's human rights situation, social justice and Chinese society's peaceful evolution, which were published in various magazines such as Beijing Spring, China Spring, Democratic China and The 90's. I had also participated in the translation of the book China's Crisis by Andrew Nathan. My key points in those papers were: for China, neither Mao’s class struggle nor Deng’s using economic developments to maintain the Communist Party's prerogative should have been laid out as the overall guideline. Instead, liberalization should be recognized as the best path for China’s progress.
·I showed dedication to, and was engaged in, searching for both the victims' families and the wounded of the June 4th massacre. I gave strong backing to their unyielding pursuit of justice from the Chinese government.
·I cared for and helped political prisoners and their families.
·I supported and pushed China's civil liberty movement. In my view, the aim of this movement is neither to seize state power by fair means or foul, nor one-sidedly appeal to and wait for the authorities' "democratic reform". But rather to achieve their goals through the spread of the concept of citizenship and the accumulation of civic activities; thus leading to the establishment of essential changes forming the foundations for the democratic transition in China. From my point of view, we should not have unreasonable expectations that everyone should start this movement by themselves. However, some of the citizens should start it, running bearable risks and thereby managing to enjoy freedom first. From a practical point of view, I advocated that Chinese people should start by refusing to tell lies anymore and daring enough to speak truth in their daily lives. That practice would lead to breakthroughs in other areas.
On May 28th 1994, I was again “detained for interrogation” for 45 days because of delivering the humanitarian relief money to the families who lost family members during the June 4th massacre and preparing for the fifth anniversary commemoration of those who lost their lives in the massacre.
On May 18th 1999 on the impending 10th year commemoration of the June 4th event I was arrested by the government because I appealed to my countrymen to "light up thousands of candles, and to hold a memorial ceremony for those heroes who died in the June 4th massacre". On December 27th 2000 my accusers sentenced me to four years imprisonment on the basis that I "incited the masses to subvert the national regime". During my prison term, I basically finished writing my book My Life in Prison, and completed three dissertations on physics, which were On the Transformation T and Time Reversal, The Transformation R: Time Reversal and Unfounded White Holes.
Soon after I was released On May 17th 2003, I took up my writing articles for newspapers and magazines such as Beijing Spring, Apple Daily, Democratic China and Open, as well as websites such as Observation and New Century. In March 2005 My Life in Prison was published by Open magazine's publishing house based in Hong Kong. During this time I have also finished editing my collection Speaking Truth in My Lifetime and am now looking for a publisher. Moreover, I have also been earnestly continuing my study on the spatial-temporal coordinate reflection. On August 1st 2003 I finished my paper Revealing the Transformation T in Its True Colors, and from July 2005 to March 2006 I had finished writing 14 other physics articles. Here is a list of them (in chronological order):
Serial number Article name Finishing time
1.On Countdown and the Transformation T 2005.12.17
2.The Transformation of Hand Rules
Inheres in the Parity Transformation 2005.12.19
3.Transformation Properties of Various Physical
Quantities under the Transformation T 2005.12.25
4.Transformation Properties of Various Physical
Quantities under Space Inversion 2005.12.30
5.Question of the Parity Conservation Law
in Quantum Mechanics 2005.12.31
6.Question of Right-left Asymmetry
in Weak Interactions 2006.1.3
7.Inspecting the Transformation C and C Invariance 2006.1.5
8.Clarifying Confusedness about T Invariance 2006.1.7
9.The Transformation T Has Nothing to Do with
Film Backward-playing Operation 2006.1.8
10.On Film Backward-playing Operation
and Time Reversibility 2006.1.14
11.The Gravitational Wave Arrow of Time
and the World of Ripples 2006.1.17
12.On Experimental Tests about T Invariance 2006.1.20
13.On CPT theorem and CP Violation 2006.1.22
14.Analyzing and Explaining the Puzzle
about " Lost Symmetry " 2006.1.25
The above articles make comprehensive inspections and brand-new analyses of the three major discrete symmetrical issues of physics (C, P, T symmetry). More than half of these 14 articles are for looking through the transformation T, and give out a comprehensive and totally different view compared to the original theorems. As for the discussion on the transformation P, the 6th paper Question of Right-left Asymmetry in Weak Interactions is diametrically opposed to the accepted cognition within the physics circles that in weak interactions there exists right-left asymmetry instead of bilateral symmetry. And the 13th paper On CPT Theorem and CP Violation points out astonishingly that both CPT theorem and CP violation are unfounded.