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The Resource The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited, Louisa Lim, (electronic resource)

The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited, Louisa Lim, (electronic resource)

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The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited
Title
The People's Republic of amnesia
Title remainder
Tiananmen revisited
Statement of responsibility
Louisa Lim
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People's Army crushed unarmed protestors--labeled anti-revolutionaries--in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China's modern history remains buried. Memory is dangerous in a country built to function on national amnesia. A single act of public remembrance might expose the frailty of the state's carefully constructed edifice of accepted history, one kept aloft by strict censorship, blatant falsehood, and willful forgetting. Though the consequences of Tiananmen Square are visible everywhere throughout China, what happened there has been consigned to silence. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR's China correspondent Louisa Lim offers an insider's account of this seminal tragedy, revealing the enormous impact it had on China and the reverberations still felt today. Official hypocrisy and the government's obsession with maintaining stability and silence have deepened June 4th's impact on the nation's psyche. Lim interweaves portraits of eight individuals whose lives have been shaped by June 4--including the two women who started Tiananmen Mothers, one of the first and most prominent grassroots organizations outside the Chinese government's control; a student survivor involved in the protests; a soldier who took part in the suppression; and a high-ranking government administrator who played a role in ordering the tanks into the square. In the process she offers a textured, intimate, and haunting look at the national tragedy and an unhealed wound"--
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Lim, Louisa
Dewey number
951.05/8
LC call number
DS779.32
LC item number
.L55 2014
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  • China
  • China
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • HISTORY / Asia / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited, Louisa Lim, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001183275
Dimensions
25 cm
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unknown
Extent
x, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199347704
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013044312
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001183275
Label
The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited, Louisa Lim, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001183275
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199347704
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013044312
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001183275

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