Title:   Dynamics of the student demonstrations, 1989

Speaker:   video: "Gate of Heavenly Peace"


  1. what actually happened, April-June 1989 in Beijing (and elsewhere in China)
  2. what is the PRC version of these events
  3. impact and memory in the 21st century


  1. website for the video, with links to background material, transcripts, follow-ups, etc.
  2. 50 photos from 1989, via The Atlantic
  3. 25th anniversary resources from Chinafile
  4. 2005 "person-on-the-street" interviews with people who 'don't want to talk about it...'
  5. Tiananmen Mothers (天安门母亲) website


  1. He, Rowena Xiaoqing, "No Answers, No Justice" (Washington Post, 05Jun2012, A27)
  2. Higgins, Andrew, "Revisiting Tiananmen" (Washington Post, 05Jun2012, A11)
  3. Gao, Helen, "Tiananmen, Forgotten" (New York Times, 03Jun2014)
  4. Xu Youyu and Hua Ze, eds.  In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon: Stories of Repression in the New China (Palgrave MacMilland, 2013)
  5. ZHANG Liang, Andrew J. Nathan, Perry Link, and Orville Schell.  The Tiananmen Papers (PublicAffairs, 2002)


  1. [tbd]