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In the lead up to the 25th anniversary of a horrific episode of government-ordered military violence against unarmed civilians, the Chinese authorities have redoubled their efforts—by criminal detention and other means of control—to suppress remembrances of what happened in June 1989. The Tiananmen...
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100位海内外重要诗人、文人与革命者的代表诗作,包括多篇首度出土的珍贵文献,从私人独白到公共演说,突破封锁和消音,传递反国家暴力的烽火,作为转型正义、历史正义的精神文本,展现撕开历史幕幔、洞穿历史高墙的诗性之光。全书以编年方式凸显流变脉络,堪称最具时代意义与文学价值的经典选本。

 
[Translation by Human Rights in China] In the early morning of June 4, 1989, Luan Yiwei was shot in the waist at the intersection of Chang’an Avenue and Nanchizi Street. He died just a day short of his 35th birthday. His wife, Chen Mei ( 陈梅 ) , born in 1956, graduated from Beijing International...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] Shi Yan’s ( 石岩 ) father, Shi Feng ( 石峰 ) , was an art consultant and composer for the Dalian Department of Cultural Affairs, Liaoning Province, and is now retired. His mother, Han Shuxiang ( 韩淑香 ), was a surgeon in the Dalian Municipal Central Hospital, and is...
Tank Man: How a Photograph Defined China's Protest Movement (Captured World History)

“In this book from the new Captured World History series, Burgan offers a concise, clearly written account of events before, during, and after the June demonstrations as well as a riveting story of how Widener came to take the photo…An interesting perspective on a single photo and its historical context. Grades 5-8.” –Carolyn Phelan, Booklist

Tiananmen Square "Massacre"? The Power of Words vs. Silent Evidence (The Art of Media Disinformation is Hurting the World and Humanity)

The so-called Tiananmen Square “Massacre” is one of the most misleading events the US government and the Western media have used to demonize the Chinese government each and every year since 1989. There was ample silent evidence in the images produced by the Western media that told the story of a highly restrained and caring Chinese government facing a protest similar to those in the West at various stages of their economic development. However, the West and anti-communist forces had capitalized on the situation in 1989 to fuel the public’s anger, intending to overthrow a good government.

Tiananmen Moon: Inside the Chinese Student Uprising of 1989

“His book, written with the dual perspective of a participant in the movement and as a freelancer working with the international press, is the first and last word on that historic and horrific moment in the rise of modern China.”— Gay Talese, author of A Writer's Life

People’s Republic of Amnesia

“Twenty-five years after the bloody suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, the government continues to deploy its technologies of forgetting -- censorship of the media, falsification of history, and the amnesiac drug of shallow nationalism -- to silence those who dare to remember and deter those who want to inquire. But the truth itself does not change; it only finds new ways to come out. Lim gives eloquent voice to the silenced witnesses, and uncovers the hidden nightmares that trouble China's surface calm.” –Andrew J. Nathan, coeditor, The Tiananmen Papers

Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

“Combining autobiographical and biographical approaches with psycho-cultural analysis, Rowena Xiaoqing He has ingeniously reconstructed the entire movement in historical perspective not only to unlock the past and explain the present but also to peer into the future of China's sustained struggle against totalitarian tyranny.” –Ying-shih Yu, Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University, and winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity

[Translation by Human Rights in China] Guo Liying and I went to our last stop in our visits to victims’ families outside of Beijing: the home of Xiong Zhiming’s parents, in Jinxi County, Jiangxi Province. Xiong Zhiming’s father, Xiong Hui ( 熊辉 ), and his mother, Zhang Caifeng ( 张彩凤 ), had visited...

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