Academic References

The following is a brief bibliography of recommended articles by leading Chinese and Western academics and experts about Falun Gong and related issues. Each listing contains a full reference to the piece of writing and where available, a link to the relevant location where it can be accessed.

Chen, Chiung Hwang Chen. “Framing Falun Gong: Xinhua News Agency’s Coverage of the New Religious Movement in China”, Asian Journal of Communication, Vol. 15 No. 1 (2005), pp. 16-36.

Delisle, Jacques. “Who’s Afraid of Falun Gong.” Foreign Policy Research Institute 5 August 1999 (link).

Edelman, Bryan and Richardson, James. “Falun Gong and the Law: Development of Legal Social Control in China.” Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 6.2 (2003):. 312-31.

Freedom House. “Report Analyzing Seven Secret Chinese Government Documents.” Center for Religious Freedom 11 February, 2002.
Gutmann, Ethan. “Who Lost China’s Internet?” The Weekly Standard Feb. 25, 2002 (link)

Hu, Ping. “The Falungong Phenomonon.” China Rights Forum 4 (2003): 11-27 (link)

Leung, Beatrice. “China and Falun Gong: Party and Society Relations in the Modern Era.” Journal of Contemporary China. 11.33 (2002): 761-784.

Liu, Binyan. “Falungong: Unprecedented Courage in the Face of Cultural Revolution Style Perecution.” China Rights Forum Winter 2000 (link)

Luo, Bing. “The Secret Plot to Suppress Falun Gong: The Inside Story.” Chinese Law and Government 32.6 (1999): 91-8.

Lyons, D. “Soviet-Style Psychiatry is Alive and Well in the People’s Republic.” The British Journal of Psychiatry (2001) 178: 380-381 (link)

Mei, Duzhe. “How China’s Government is Attempting to Control Chinese Media in America.” China Brief 1.10 (2001).

Munro, Robin. “Judicial Psychiatry in China and its Political Abuses.” Columbia Journal of Asian Law 14.1 (2000):  1-125.

Munro, Robin. “On the Psychiatric Abuse of Falun Gong and Other Dissenters in China: A Reply to Stone, Hickling, Kleinman, and Lee.” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 30 (2002): 266-74.

Munro, Robin. China’s Psychiatric Inquisition: Dissent, Psychiatry and the Law in Post-1949 China (London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2006).

Ownby, David. Falungong as a Cultural Revitalization Movement: An Historian Looks at Contemporary China. “Transnational China Project Commentary” Talk Given at Rice University, 20 October 2000 (link)

Perry, Elizabeth J. “Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Popular Protest in Modern China.” Critical Asian Studies 33.2 (2001): 163-180.

Porter, Noah. Falun Gong in the United States: An Ethnographic Study. Dissertation. University of South Florida, 2003. (link to download PDF)

Schechter, Danny. Falun Gong’s Challenge to China: Spiritual Practice or “Evil Cult”?. New York: Akashic, 2000.

Schechter, Danny. “An Interview with Danny Schechter, Director of Falun Gong’s Challenge to China.” (link)  

Schechter, Danny. “The Fires This Time: Immolation Or Deception In Beijing?” (link)