PRC history

Interview: Jeremy Brown on June Fourth

In China, 2021 has been a year for the history books or, more precisely, their revision. In March, the launch of a hotline to report “historical nihilism” presaged a broader campaign against challenges to the Party’s version of...

Commemorations of June 4 Influenced by COVID, U.S. Protests

On the 31st anniversary of the June 4, 1989 military crackdown around Tiananmen Square, much of the world was focused on other topics, notably the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism protests in the United States. But within...

Monopolized Past and Future Struggle as PRC Turns 70

Ahead of Tuesday’s showcase of homegrown military technology to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, NPR’s Emily Feng described the occasion’s symbolic importance, political...

Former Premier Li Peng Dies

Xinhua has announced the death of former premier Li Peng at the age of 91 (age 90 according to the...

Remembering June 4th

This post was co-authored with Samuel Wade. The approach of the 30th anniversary of the 1989...

1989: Background Reading

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the 1989 protest movement in China, and the subsequent military...

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