On May 13, 1989, large groups of students begin to occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike. They will later be forced out by government forces about a month later. The People’s Republic of Amnesia : The Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim tries to understand China’s relationship with this event decades later. Even though China is now one of the world’s most influential powers, it still actively seeks to suppress the memory of the events surrounding June 4, 1989, the defining chapter of China’s modern history.
Book Title: The People’s Republic of Amnesia : The Tiananmen Revisited
Book Author: Louisa Lim
ISBN Number: 9780199347704
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