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Inconvenient memories : a personal account of the Tiananmen Square incident and the China before and after

Author: Anna Wang
Publisher: Foothill Ranch, CA : Purple Pegasus Incorporated, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Inconvenient Memories is a rare and truthful memoir of a young woman's coming of age amid the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989. In 1989, Anna Wang was one of a lucky few who worked for a Japanese company, Canon. She traveled each day between her grandmother's dilapidated commune-style apartment and an extravagant office just steps from Tiananmen Square. Her daily commute on Beijing's impossibly crowded buses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
History
Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Wang
ISBN: 9780996640572 0996640576 9780996640589 0996640584
OCLC Number: 1103496299
Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anna Wang.

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"Inconvenient Memories is a rare and truthful memoir of a young woman's coming of age amid the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989. In 1989, Anna Wang was one of a lucky few who worked for a Japanese company, Canon. She traveled each day between her grandmother's dilapidated commune-style apartment and an extravagant office just steps from Tiananmen Square. Her daily commute on Beijing's impossibly crowded buses brought into view the full spectrum of China's economic and social inequalities during the economic transition. When Tiananmen Protests broke out, her Japanese boss was concerned whether the protests would obstruct Canon's assembly plant in China, and she was sent to Tiananmen Square on a daily basis to take photos for her boss to analyze for evidence of turning tides. From the perspective as a member of the emerging middle class, she observed firsthand that Tiananmen Protests stemmed from Chinese people's longing for political freedom and their fear for the nascent market economy, an observation that readers have never come across from the various accounts of the historical events so far." --

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A Powerful, Honest and Unique Perspective of the Tiananmen Square Protests

by VanessaTian (WorldCat user published 2019-06-20) Excellent Permalink

“The events of the June Fourth massacre in Beijing in 1989 were so extreme that descriptions of it tend to be emotional. Anna...
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