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The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by [Lim, Louisa]
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Lim's important book offers a chilling vision of an Orwellian society

This reconstruction, by a correspondent for America's National Public Radio, is as important for Western readers as it is for the new Chinese generation that has grown up since 1989 and knows little of what happened. (Economist)

the book is accessible, fluidly written, and offers rich accounts of one of the most complex chapters in contemporary Chinese history. (Jennifer Altehenger, History Today)

[A] persuasive and fascinating read (Andrea Janku, LSE Review of books)

Outstanding... Its great merit is the range of people in China to whom the author has spoken, a hazardous enterprise given the acute sensitivity about the events she seeks to explore. As Lim writes, forgetting has become a survival mechanism. (Jonathan Fenby, Financial Times)

The book features an extraordinary array of witnesses... [it] explores the way violence has been so successfully deleted from public consciousness, and the social political costs of this amnesia. (Julia Lovell, Daily Telegraph)

Lim presents a sequence of sensitive, skilfully drawn portraits of individuals whose lives were changed by 1989... [This book] enhances our sense of the human costs of suppressing the past. (Wall Street Journal)

Lim tells the story elegantly. (David Wolf, Prospect)

A meticulously reported account ... The author offers a series of meticulously (and often daringly) reported portraits. (The Economist)

As well as being a scrupulously researched book, this is an unusually brave one ... [Lim] has done a terrific job. (John Preston, Daily Mail)

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An Economist Book of the Year, 2014

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4839 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (5 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JMCZL56
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Paul Frandano
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4.0 out of 5 starsVery good book describing the collective memory (or lack of) of the Tiananmen protests
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