Liu Heung Shing is a Hong Kong-born former foreign correspondent and photojournalist for The Associated Press. He shared the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography, for his coverage of the Soviet Union’s collapse, and the Overseas Press Club Award in 1991 for his work with The Associated Press. Liu is well known for his photographs of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and one of his images was awarded Picture of the Year by the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. In 1989, he was also named Best Photographer by the Associated Press Managing Editors. Liu is the author and editor of many books, including China After Mao: 'Seek Truth from Facts' (Penguin, 1983), China, Portrait of a Country (Taschen, 2008), Shanghai, A History in Photographs 1842 to Today (World Publishing Corporation, 2010; Penguin Global, 2011), and China in Revolution: The Road to 1911 (Hong Kong University Press, 2012).

Last Updated: April 3, 2014

My First Trip


Coming Home to a New Place Each Time

Liu Heung Shing
As a Hong Kong-born Chinese who is a naturalized U.S. citizen, it’s hard to pinpoint my first trip to China; at least, one that I remember clearly, for my real first trip was as a toddler, in 1953 in the arms of my mother who carried me to her...