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Tiananmen Square Paperback – 1989

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From Publishers Weekly

Simmie and Nixon, Canadian journalists who have both served as consultants to China Central Television, worked in Beijing for more than a year prior to the student unrest of spring 1989 and the June 4 massacre in Tiananmen Square that abruptly ended an outpouring of democratic sentiment. Their absorbing account of the day-to-day developments of the doomed protest is intercut with portraits of key political figures such as Premier Li Peng and with perspectives on the waxing and waning of various political philosophies during China's volatile 40 years of Communist rule. Black-and-white photos, with the eyes of many subjects obscured to protect their identities, include haunting images of a government warring on its youth. Despite their obvious sympathies for the protesters, an unwieldy cast of characters and occasional lapses into bombast, Simmie and Nixon do justice to the dramatic events that have made Tiananmen Square a watchword for the dangers of free expression under a repressive regime.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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YA-- In China to research Chinese intellectuals, Simmie and Nixon were in the right place at the right time to document chronologically the student democracy movement that began with hopes of political tolerance and ended in a crush of violence in ten bloody hours. With a working knowledge of the Chinese media, the authors show how the Chinese government used newspapers and television to manipulate events and attempt to exercise some control over the reporting of the massacre. Interviews with students and supporters who took part in the demonstrations make the events come alive, showing how the participants realized the consequences of their continued protest, yet were determined to continue their struggle. A timely addition to current events or world-history shelves. --Gwen Salama, Hastings High School, Alief I.S.D., TX
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre; First Edition edition (1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0888946759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0888946751
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,704,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Uncle F on October 10, 2015
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It was an old book belonging to a college library, I hope it was not stolen.
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