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Modern China Studies

A guide to Modern China Studies resources available from ANU Library

Materials on the 1989 democracy movement held at ANU

This part lists selected items ANU holds about the 1989  democracy movement, also known as Tiananmen Square protests, Tiananmen Square Incident,  or 六四事件, liùsì shìjiàn. It will also include freely available websites, blogs or other relevant postings from third parties relevant to this protest movement. 

The list will be further updated.

Thirty Years After - commemorations and articles 2019

Recent newspaper or journal articles

Introduction and reviews:

-- Szczepanski, Kallie: "The Tiananmen Square Massacre. What really happened at Tiananmen" 29 January 2019, ThoughtCo:

-- Chiu, Lisa: "What caused the Tiananmen Square Protests?". 5 January 2019, ThoughtCo:

-- Encyclopedia Britannica Introduction:

Western language materials

Moon: Inside the Chinese Student Uprising of 1989 by Cunningham, Philip J.  e-book (ANU staff and students)

Publication Date: 2014

Chinese language materials

Movies / multimedia / websites

Images :

"Rare Historical photos" offer images from the movement here.

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