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Modern China Lecture Series featuring Jeremy Brown and Louisa Lim – Reassessing June Fourth: New Approaches and Sources on the Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre

September 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

Jeremy Brown
, Professor, Department of History, Simon Fraser University
Louisa Lim, Journalist and Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Part of the Modern China lecture series


How significant were the events of June 1989 in the broader span of recent Chinese history?  How does the aftermath of the Beijing massacre help to explain events since then, including what is happening in Hong Kong today?  How deep is the state-imposed amnesia about Tiananmen?  What is the future of June Fourth Studies?  Join authors Jeremy Brown and Louisa Lim for a discussion about these and other questions.

Jeremy Brown is Professor of History at Simon Fraser University.  He is the author of June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989 and City Versus Countryside in Mao’s China: Negotiating the Divide.

Dr. Louisa Lim is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize.  She was a correspondent for NPR and BBC based in China for a decade.  Her new book Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong will be published in April 2022.

Image courtesy: Holly Angell


September 14, 2021
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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