- Author: Louisa Lim
- Pages: 280 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Published in: 2014
Review from The Economist: Tiananmen Square: Ageing rebels, bitter victims
On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history.