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Tiananmen Parents: Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989)

Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989) by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Lianlian, our dearest treasure: Father and Mother don’t have the strength to give you a send-off. We will wait at home for your return. Your elder … Continue reading

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List of the Names of Forty-nine People Wounded and Disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre

Herer is a translation of a list of 49 people wounded and disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre as they tried to flee charging Chinese soldiers in complaince with an order to evacuate Tiananmen Square. As some have rightly pointed out, … Continue reading

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Court Cases of the “June 4th Protesters Against Government Violence”

Chinese court records give insight into the actions of ordinary Beijing people who went out into the streets in June 1989 to prevent a massacre of students in Tiananmen Square by martial law troops then charging into Beijing. This Chinese-language book, with an introduction by Song Yongyi has the English language title Court Files of Civil Disobedience Against Government Violence on June 4th, 1989 Chinese title: 六四抗暴者法庭档案 Continue reading

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June 4th Thank You Note to the Tiananmen Martial Law Forces

Zhou Enlai memorial website offers resources such as old issues of People’s Daily. I looked up some articles from around June 4th. http://home.zhouenlai.info/ While the Chinese press and government rarely make any reference to the massacres around June 4th in Beijing … Continue reading

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2011: Translation 6/3 四川示范大学传单 Call for the Party to Step Down

There are often surprising incidents, even major events, that pass unreported in China because of their political sensitivity. June Fourth commemorations are among these.  I heard about this from a friend since I was living in Chengdu at the time. … Continue reading

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Li Bifeng 李必丰: In a Country Like This, We Can Only Hibernate

Li Bifeng,  a Chinese poet imprisoned for his article about a 1989 worker protest.  He got another twelve year prison sentence in 2012 apparently for helping another Chinese writer, Liao Yiwu flee into exile.  Li was arrested three months after Liao … Continue reading

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Chinese Writer Liao Yiwu and “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”

In an online passage “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”  from Liao Yiwu’s book of Tiananmen June 4th interviews Bullets and Opium (in Chinese online and published in German but not yet in English),   Liao Yiwu mentions how in … Continue reading

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