Author of The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan

Louisa Lim: 'I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia'

theguardian.com — I didn't want to write this book. Even the thought of it scared me, but it hammered away at my conscience. When I finally gave in, I took elaborate precautions. After signing a book deal, I made my editor promise not to contact me again until I got in touch with him.
Jul 21, 2015

My piece in today's Guardian: 'I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia' gu.com/p/4aza5/stw

Jul 21, 2015

On @limlouisa's thought-provoking book 'The People's Republic of Amnesia' - a tale with many lessons for Egypt: theguardian.com/books/booksblo…

Jul 21, 2015

RT @JFSteinfeld: Only 15 out of 100 Chinese students @limlouisa showed Tiananmen tank man photo to knew who he was. Shocking bit.ly/1Ok2Hnh

Jul 21, 2015

Louisa Lim: 'I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia' gu.com/p/4aza5/stw

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China Is Exporting its Tiananmen Censorship, and We Are All Victims

foreignpolicy.com — When I was considering whether to write a book on the legacy of the Tiananmen Square massacre, I had to weigh the possibility of being banned from the country that had been home for a decade. It was where I met my husband and where our two children were born.
Jun 04, 2015

My piece in @foreignpolicy on how China exports its Tiananmen censorship foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/04/chi…

Jun 04, 2015

China is Exporting its Tiananmen Censorship, and We Are All Victims. @limlouisa right on the money with this piece. foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/04/chi…

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‘Staying’-An Excerpt from ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’

chinafile.com — Zhang Ming has become used to his appearance startling small children. Skeletally thin, with cheeks sunk deep into his face, he walked gingerly across the cream-colored hotel lobby as if his limbs were made of glass. On his forehead were two large, perfectly circular purple-red bruises, one above each eye.
Jun 04, 2015

RT @ChinaFile: ‘Staying’—An Excerpt from ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’ by @limlouisa#Tiananmen Revisited chinafile.com/library/excerp…

North Korea Greets Its Next Leader

wbur.org — North Korea introduced its heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, to its people in a massive military parade Sunday. The reclusive country marked the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party with a celebration that was televised live -- for the first time ever -- underlining the importance of the coming-out party.
Mar 09, 2015

Zhou Yongkang was seated beside Kim Jong Il when son Kim Jong Un was announced as the next NK leader in 2010 wbur.org/npr/130469051/…

Learning your Chinese highway code

news.bbc.co.uk — My family has a poor record with driving tests. I failed mine four times in the UK. My father failed his first test for going too slowly, while my mother even managed to hit a police car on her first go. So it was with some trepidation that I faced the prospect of getting my driving licence in China.

Historic Jewish Haven In Shanghai Faces Demolition

npr.org — Part of Shanghai's Jewish history is under threat from bulldozers. The White Horse Inn, a restaurant and nightclub for Jewish refugees in the 1930s and '40s, is among a number of buildings inside the city's Jewish district set to be knocked down to make way for a widened road.
Feb 06, 2015

Shanghai to rebuild Jewish cafe it demolished. Here's what I wrote then goo.gl/9RTlzz goo.gl/b39ZWf (h/t@chinarhyming)

Feb 06, 2015

RT @limlouisa: Shanghai to rebuild Jewish cafe it demolished. Here's what I wrote then goo.gl/9RTlzz goo.gl/b39ZWf (h/t@chinarhyming)

‘Staying’-An Excerpt from ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’

chinafile.com — Zhang Ming has become used to his appearance startling small children. Skeletally thin, with cheeks sunk deep into his face, he walked gingerly across the cream-colored hotel lobby as if his limbs were made of glass. On his forehead were two large, perfectly circular purple-red bruises, one above each eye.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @gelberprize: @limlouisa is one of ten authors longlisted for the 2015 @gelberprize. Read an excerpt of her nominated book here: chinafile.com/reporting-opin…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @gelberprize: @limlouisa is one of ten authors longlisted for the 2015 @gelberprize. Read an excerpt of her nominated book here: chinafile.com/reporting-opin…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @gelberprize: @limlouisa is one of ten authors longlisted for the 2015 @gelberprize. Read an excerpt of her nominated book here: chinafile.com/reporting-opin…

Hong Kong’s ‘Common Aspiration’ Is Anything But

foreignpolicy.com — In early January, the Hong Kong government released a report on the "recent community and political situation in Hong Kong:" in other words, where things stand after 2014 Hong Kong protests, which saw hundreds of thousands protesting in the city's streets for more democracy.

Scenes from Occupy Hong Kong’s Last Stand

newyorker.com — On Thursday, an argument over confetti briefly convulsed a small corner of the encampment set up by Occupy Hong Kong protesters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district. Tiny silver hexagons carpeted the tarmac between colorful tents that demonstrators had pitched on one of the city's key expressways, and some people were accusing those scattering the glitter of trivializing a serious political struggle.
Dec 12, 2014

“If ‘One Country, Two Systems’ is not dead, then it will quickly be," warning from Anson Chan about post-Umbrella HK newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

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Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim Nov 06-Dec 06, 2014(showing 1-30 of 166) entries

goodreads.com — Enter to win one of 1 free copy available. Giveaway dates from Nov 06-Dec 06, 2014. On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on una...
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Sep 02, 2015

RT @chinarhyming: @limlouisa the very essence of what we fought for - the right to turn up shabby

Sep 02, 2015

@chinarhyming couldn't even be bothered to do up his jacket or brush his hair. Impressive levels of nonchalance

Sep 02, 2015

RT @Edourdoo: Jokes on Chinese social media: "Oh India, you should have come!" pic.twitter.com/BtZqi4rcJE

Sep 02, 2015

RT @simondenyer: And now that awkward moment (at least for the Western audience). The tanks rolling through Tiananmen Square.

Sep 02, 2015

As a point of comparison, here's the Double-Height North-Korean goose-step from Kim Jong-un's 2010 coming-out parade pic.twitter.com/0mfIcIepfp


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