The Scope and Limits of Dissent is a dialogue between Ashis Nandy, leading Chinese poet Bei Dao, and critic Li Tuo, and novelist Han Shaogong. The discussants for this program are Sharmistha Mohanty and Lydia Liu. This is part of the continuing India-China writers' dialogues begun by Almost Island and Jintian, in 2009. Almost Island is an online literature journal founded and edited by writer Sharmistha Mohanty, and co-edited by poet Vivek Narayanan. Jintian is a Chinese literature journal founded by poets Bei Dao and Mang Ke in 1978.