Tank Man: How a Photograph Defined China's Protest Movement (Captured World History)
Michael Burgan and Robert L McConnell
“In this book from the new Captured World History series, Burgan offers a concise, clearly written account of events before, during, and after the June demonstrations as well as a riveting story of how Widener came to take the photo…An interesting perspective on a single photo and its historical context. Grades 5-8.” –Carolyn Phelan, Booklist
Tiananmen Square "Massacre"? The Power of Words vs. Silent Evidence (The Art of Media Disinformation is Hurting the World and Humanity)
Wei Ling Chua
The so-called Tiananmen Square “Massacre” is one of the most misleading events the US government and the Western media have used to demonize the Chinese government each and every year since 1989. There was ample silent evidence in the images produced by the Western media that told the story of a highly restrained and caring Chinese government facing a protest similar to those in the West at various stages of their economic development. However, the West and anti-communist forces had capitalized on the situation in 1989 to fuel the public’s anger, intending to overthrow a good government.
Tiananmen Moon: Inside the Chinese Student Uprising of 1989
Philip J Cunningham
“His book, written with the dual perspective of a participant in the movement and as a freelancer working with the international press, is the first and last word on that historic and horrific moment in the rise of modern China.”— Gay Talese, author of A Writer's Life
“Twenty-five years after the bloody suppression of pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, the government continues to deploy its technologies of forgetting -- censorship of the media, falsification of history, and the amnesiac drug of shallow nationalism -- to silence those who dare to remember and deter those who want to inquire. But the truth itself does not change; it only finds new ways to come out. Lim gives eloquent voice to the silenced witnesses, and uncovers the hidden nightmares that trouble China's surface calm.” –Andrew J. Nathan, coeditor, The Tiananmen Papers
Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
Rowena Xiaoqing He and Perry Link
“Combining autobiographical and biographical approaches with psycho-cultural analysis, Rowena Xiaoqing He has ingeniously reconstructed the entire movement in historical perspective not only to unlock the past and explain the present but also to peer into the future of China's sustained struggle against totalitarian tyranny.” –Ying-shih Yu, Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University, and winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity
“We, a group of 72 international non-governmental organizations and individuals, are writing to call on your government to drop the charge of “inciting unauthorized assembly” against Chow Hang-tung (鄒幸彤) and unconditionally release her. . . .”
The Fog of Censorship: Media Control in China is an expanded, English-language edition of He Qinglian’s 2004 groundbreaking study of China’s media censorship system, Media Control in China. It analyzes how media control in China is carried out through an elaborate architecture of pervasive Party supervision, a broad and vague state secrets system, stringent publishing and licensing mechanisms, control over key personnel, and the concentration of press groups under a handful of media organizations operating directly under the Party. He Qinglian also describes how new technologies, provided in part by Western companies, have strengthened Internet surveillance and censorship. He Qinglian (何清涟) is an economist from China and is the author of several books, including China’s Pitfall. She has been living in the United States since 2001.
A groundbreaking analysis of China’s media censorship system, including the laws, the control and classification mechanisms, the press, and the developing Internet information management policy. He Qinglian (何清涟) is an economist from China and is the author of several books, including China’s Pitfall. She has been living in the United States since 2001.
A revised and expanded edition (2006) includes updated chapters, an expanded section on the Internet, and English translation of select portions of the book. (Liming Cultural Enterprises Co., Ltd.)
Challenging China: Struggle and Hope in an Era of Change
Edited by Sharon Hom and Stacy Mosher
Human Rights in China
A collection of personal narratives and essays by Chinese journalists, intellectuals, lawyers, and activists, on topics including life of peasants and migrants, crime and punishment, prostitution, media censorship, and social and economic inequalities. Incudes two essays by Liu Xiaobo. “Those who want to know what life is really like inside China must read this essential book,” Ian Buruma