Foreword by Janet Yellen
In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history.
The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a book talk by Louisa Lim, an award-winning journalist who has reported from China for a decade. "The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited" discusses how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued this statement. Other State Department officials spoke at memorial events.
Sewell is Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. She spoke in Washington and made reference to Rowena He, a Harvard-based scholar.
Tom Malinowski wrote this op-ed for the Washington Post.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: Stability in China: Lessons from Tiananmen and Implications for the Untied States (Webcast)," May 15, 2014
This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on May 15, 2014. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Zachary Fredman reviews the book for H-Diplo, December 2012.
Liu Xiaobo wrote this while in jail two days before his conviction and sentencing to eleven years in prison. The text was read on December 10, 2010 during the presentation ceremony of Liu's 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Liu remained in prison and could not attend.
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