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

The Thugs of Mainland China

newyorker.com — Last Friday, as the Occupy Central protests convulsed Hong Kong, James Bang, a twenty-eight-year-old digital-strategy consultant, found himself holding down the front line in the district of Mong Kok, his arms linked with other young protesters as they fended off surging groups of attackers. The assailants shoved the protesters, spat in their faces, and shouted, "Motherfuckers!"

Hong Kong People!

nuzzel.com — nytimes.com - Louisa Lim - Overnight, my childhood home became a battleground. The Hong Kong streets where I grew up morphed into an alarming political flash point with riot police in gas masks firing tear-gas canisters at pro-democracy protesters, many of them defending...

Hong Kong People!

nytimes.com — Overnight, my childhood home became a battleground. The Hong Kong streets where I grew up morphed into an alarming political flash point with riot police in gas masks firing tear-gas canisters at pro-democracy protesters, many of them defending themselves from the noxious white clouds with little more than umbrellas and plastic wrap.

Book Review: The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by Louisa Lim

blogs.lse.ac.uk — In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR and former BBC correspondent Louisa Lim aims to chart how the events of June 4th 1989 changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Andrea Janku finds this a persuasive and fascinating read.

Tiananmen Revisited

goodreads.com — The People's Republic of Amnesia is a book looking into the incidents in 1989. I say "incidents" because Louisa Lim uncovers several events that have yet to be revealed to the public and their relation to June 4th, Chinese history and even more importantly, China's future.

‘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.

The People’s Republic of Amnesia

chinafile.com — On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory.

The People’s Republic of Amnesia

chinafile.com — On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory.

June 4: The Day That Defines, And Still Haunts China

npr.org — As China prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of its brutal repression of protests around Tiananmen Square, its leaders have presided over an unprecedented pre-anniversary crackdown. Rights groups say at least 50 people have been detained, put under house arrest or disappeared. Silence surrounds this anniversary.

China's Great Effort of Forgetting

online.wsj.com — Last July, Yu Dongyue took off on his red 10-speed bike from the Indianapolis foot spa where his sister works, and disappeared. The police were alerted since the 46-year-old Mr. Yu, who gained political asylum in the United States in 2009, is unable to look after himself.
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Oct 20, 2014

If you're following the HK protests, do watch this: the Mario Brothers CY Leung version. Genius (h/t @rayyam) facebook.com/video.php?v=15…

Oct 20, 2014

Lego Occupy Central display recreates protests in miniature detail scmp.com/news/hong-kong… via @SCMP_News

Oct 20, 2014

@emilyrauhala Maybe his publicist has been refusing to let him speak to the press all this time. For a reason.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @emilyrauhala: My first thought: Where is Leung's publicist? But maybe he gets points for laying bare just how empty all the 'serve the people' talk is?

Oct 20, 2014

@CarlMinzner @Dali_Yang @tangdidi If that's the case, then surely it would end up consolidating Xi's control even further?

Oct 20, 2014

RT @UselessTree: CY Leung worries about representation of the "sports community" because, you know, democracy nyti.ms/1r0I7vZ

Oct 20, 2014

In HK, online posts monitored and censored since 2010 for politically-sensitive content. Thanks @meta_lab for info. pic.twitter.com/Nq1qGaAybx

Oct 20, 2014

Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Tough Stance on Elections and Economic Discontent nyti.ms/1r0I7vZ

Oct 19, 2014

RT @antd: Online messages inc Tweets directing/encouraging people to join protests likely an illegal act *For reference only, NOT legal advice!* 2/2

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