Monday, July 10, 2006

17 years after the Tiananmen Square Massacre

On June 30th some 17 years after the Tiananmen Square Massacre our educators delegation from the United States toured the Great Hall of the People, and took plenty of photos in Tiananmen Square with Mao looking over our shoulders from his 22 foot high portrait which hangs from the massive Gate of Heavenly Peace, the entrance to the Forbidden City of Chinese emperors.
Carma Hinton's insightful 1996 film The Gate of Heavenly Peace and the companion website gives a very good modern overview of the political shifts in China up to the mid-1990's when the film was done and info on the student leaders from Beijing Normal University, which we visited, and Beijing University.
For more see Jooksing in the Motherland

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