One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989. -The New York Times Book Review
One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989. -The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim offers a much-needed response to the silence surrounding the events of June 4th, charting how deeply they affected China at the time and in the 25 years since.
Table of contents:
Introduction ; 1. Soldier ; 2. Staying ; 3. Exile ; 4. Student ; 5. Mother ; 6. Patriot ; 7. Official ; 8. Chengdu ; Afterword
Louisa Lim has spent a decade covering China for NPR and formerly for the BBC.