|Genre||Autobiography, Biography, Non-fiction|
|Publisher||天下文化 (World Culture, Taiwan), Henry Holt and Co. (English translation)|
Published in English
|ISBN||978-986-320-187-8 (Traditional Chinese) |
|The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State|
The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State is the autobiography of the Chinese astrophysicist and activist Fang Lizhi. Fang narrates his experiences from youth through his 1989 request for asylum at the U.S. embassy in Beijing.
In the introduction, dated October 27, 1989, Fang provides a brief overview of his present circumstances in the embassy. He then begins the novel with a review of his family origins, before delving into the politics, science and personal relationships of his life as a Communist Party member and physicist through the Anti-Rightist Campaign, Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution.
In The New York Review of Books, Freeman Dyson wrote that Fang has "..a two sided heritage...a role model for a group of rebellious spirits...[and] the rebirth of Chinese science as a full partner in the emerging world community of inquiring minds". 
- July 2013, World Culture (天下文化出版股份有限公司), ISBN 978-9863201878, hardcover, Traditional Chinese
- February 2016, Henry Holt and Co., ISBN 978-1627794992, 332 pages, hardcover (translated into English as The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State by Perry Link)
- February 2017, St. Martin's Griffin, ISBN 978-1250116550, 332 pages, paperback
- Fang Lizhi. The Most Wanted Man in China. p. 1.
- Fang Lizhi. "Turn Toward Astrophysics". The Most Wanted Man in China.
- Fang Lizhi. "Thirteen Months". The Most Wanted Man in China.
- Bernstein, Richard (February 19, 2016). "'The Most Wanted Man in China' and 'The Cowshed'". New York Times.
- Dyson, Freeman (May 26, 2016). "The Heritage of a Great Man". New York Review of Books.
- 方励之 (Chinese Wikipedia biography page of Fang Lizhi)