Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2015

288 Pages | 28 color images

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190227913

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The People's Republic of Amnesia

Tiananmen Revisited

Louisa Lim

  • 25 years after the events of Tiananmen Sqaure, we finally have a book that confronts what happened and how the effects have been felt since
  • Louis Lim has been based in China for the past decade as a correspondent for NPR and BBC, and draws on first-hand reporting
  • Tells for the first time of how citizens died in a second Chinese city after armed police were sent to quell street protests
  • Contains personal interviews with principal participants in the events of June 4th
  • Draws on new sources made available in recent years, including US diplomatic cables
  • Paperback has been updated to take into account the Chinese government's response to the 25th anniversary of the event