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Cold Genocide: Falun Gong in China

Social work professor Maria Cheung and David Matas [BA/62], international human rights lawyer and recipient of the U of M’s Distinguished Alumni Award, have written one of the most impactful articles on a genocide currently taking place that few talk — or even know — about. 

Their interdisciplinary team, which includes a member from Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, published “Cold Genocide: Falun Gong in China” in the international journal, Genocide Studies and Prevention. The article gives a comprehensive analysis of the persecution of Falun Gong and it has become one of the most downloaded articles in the journal’s history. 

“It also provides an important context for readers to understand the forced organ harvesting issue in China,” Cheung says, who has been shining light on this issue alongside Matas for years

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