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

China’s Top 5 Censored Posts in 2015

chinafile.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded off 2015 by posting his first message on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, in the form of a new year's greeting to the People's Liberation Army. His post received 52,000 comments, mostly fawning messages of support featuring thumbs-up and smiling emoticons.

China’s Top 5 Censored Posts in 2015

foreignpolicy.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded off 2015 by posting his first message on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, in the form of a new year's greeting to the People's Liberation Army. His post received 52,000 comments, mostly fawning messages of support featuring thumbs-up and smiling emoticons.
Dec 31, 2015

RT @ForeignPolicy: From toxic chemicals to Winnie the Pooh, here are China's top 5 censored posts in 2015, writes @limlouisa atfp.co/1MIW8Ih

Dec 31, 2015

RT @ForeignPolicy: From toxic chemicals to Winnie the Pooh, here are China's top 5 censored posts in 2015, writes @limlouisa atfp.co/1OnfxE8

Jan 01, 2016

RT @ForeignPolicy: From toxic chemicals to Winnie the Pooh, here are China's top 5 censored posts in 2015, writes @limlouisa atfp.co/1VtRGUD

Jan 01, 2016

What irked China's censors most in 2015? Not Taiwan, Tibet or territorial sovereignty but a bear of v little brain. foreignpolicy.com/2015/12/31/chi…

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Fleeing North Korea

nytimes.com — A THOUSAND MILES TO FREEDOM My Escape From North Korea By Eunsun Kim with Sébastien FallettiTranslated by David Tian228 pp. St. Martin's, $24.99. In North Korea, the framed portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in each home are worshiped as sacred objects and dusted with a special cloth.
Nov 26, 2015

RT @BookReviewsAsia: Louisa Lim (@limlouisa) on five books about "fleeing North Korea"; in the NYT dlvr.it/CrblBs

Nov 27, 2015

RT @fcaidan: First review I've seen of all 5 new NK defector memoirs. Wish @nytimes had given @limlouisa more space to compare: nytimes.com/2015/11/29/boo…

Nov 28, 2015

RT @nytimesbooks: Five new memoirs describe escaping North Korea, and what life is like on the other side. nyti.ms/1IfCLuY

Nov 28, 2015

RT @nytimesbooks: Five new memoirs describe escaping North Korea, and what life is like on the other side. nyti.ms/1NfFkJy

Nov 29, 2015

RT @paolodajersey: Harrowing tales of flight from #NorthKorea, briefly but perceptively reviewed by @limlouisa nyti.ms/1YuLvSe

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Dangerous memories of Tiananmen Square

washingtonpost.com — Louisa Lim is an NPR correspondent and the author of "The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited," which will be published June 4. I wrote my book on a brand-new laptop that had never been online. Every night I locked it in a safe in my apartment.
Oct 01, 2015

RT @AlexDukalskis: Recently read "People's Rep. of Amnesia" by @limlouisa - her reflection on the book @washingtonpost also worth a read ow.ly/SILvj

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…

Jun 04, 2015

"Beijing's Tiananmen omerta is now spreading beyond Chinese borders." Chilling read from @limlouisa foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/04/chi…

Jun 04, 2015

RT @MattSchiavenza: "Beijing's Tiananmen omerta is now spreading beyond Chinese borders." Chilling read from @limlouisa 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)

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