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Tiananmen Square | Tiananmen Square

li-lovett's picture
At six, my father fled his native land for good, when the Communists took over all of China. He lived through a time of terror, the Japanese barrage of bombs from the east, the civil war between a growing Communist party that incited angry peasants to revolt and a corrupt Nationalist government...
lucia-orth's picture
June 3, 2009, Trento, Italy I’d been living in Beijing for almost six months on the fifth anniversary of the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square Massacre. Our area of Beijing, between People’s University and Peking University (referred to as Ren-da and Bei-da, their Chinese names), had become tense and...
jayne-lyn-stahl's picture
"Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing," Oscar Wilde once said. I think of my father born January 31, 1918 between wars, and in the midst of an epic flu pandemic,a man who worked hard all his life, who witnessed the Great Depression, and survived it. I think of his...