Library Journal - Library JournalProduced under the aegis of the Human Rights in China organization, this utterly absorbing account of last year's democracy movement in China is woven from the testimony of student participants, sympathetic Chinese intellectuals, and eyewitness foreign observers, as well as from excerpts from the contemporary Chinese press. Better than any of the other recent books on this subject, this vividly re-creates a most exciting and hopeful moment in recent Chinese history, as well as the tense drama leading to the bloody crackdown of June 4, 1989. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of contemporary photos, this collection includes an interesting essay on the history of Tiananmen Square by the noted historian Jonathan Spence ( The Search for Modern China, LJ 4/15/90) and moving afterwords by Andrew J. Nathan ( China's Crisis , LJ 5/1/90) and China's leading dissident, Fang Lizhi. For all collections.-- Steven I. Levine, Duke Univ., Durham, N.C.
BooknewsEyewitness accounts by students and others; dramatic photographs, many double-page (i.e. 20x12"), including the massacre itself; and contributions by John K. Fairbank, Orville Schell, Jonathan Spence, Andrew J. Nathan, and Fang Lizhi--reveal what really happened and why, and address the prospects for future reforms. 10x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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