ChinaFile Presents: Erasing History—Why Remember Tiananmen

On the evening of June 3, ChinaFile hosted a discussion on the Chinese government’s efforts to control, manipulate, and forestall remembrance of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 and the bloody crackdown that ended them. Participating in the talk at Asia Society in New York were Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, author Zha Jianying, and ChinaFile Publisher Orville Schell, all of whom were in Beijing in the spring of 1989. The discussion was moderated by ChinaFile Editor Susan Jakes.