“记得第一次听说‘六四’……”——个人故事征集 // When Did You Learn About Tiananmen? A Call for Personal Stories






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2019 marks the 30th anniversary of pro-democracy protests in and around Tiananmen Square in Beijing and of the Chinese government’s deadly crackdown to end them. June 4, the day Chinese troops shot Chinese citizens in the streets of Beijing, will be a day of commemoration and memory in much of the world. In mainland China itself, however, as during the past three decades, such commemoration will be actively suppressed. Many young people in mainland China don’t know what took place in 1989. Others encounter this piece of their country’s history only after leaving China.

We’re interested to know more about how such revelations unfold and what they feel like.

We want to hear your story, in your own voice.

If you are too young to have personal memories of 1989, how did you first learn about what happened at Tiananmen Square? Where were you? What transpired? How did you feel at the time? And how do you feel about it now, upon reflection?

If you are a parent of a child who is too young to remember or who was born after Tiananmen, what choices have you made about discussing the event with your child? Why did you choose to tell them about it, or why did you choose not to tell them? If you have discussed Tiananmen with your children, what took place? How did it feel? How did your children react? How do you feel about your decision?

Please record your story as a voice memo on your phone, in either Chinese or English. You can send it to us as an attachment via email to story@chinafile.com. Or, you can send it as an attachment on Signal to +1 718-415-9785 (please note that this number is not set up to receive calls or voicemails—please send your voice memo only as an attachment).

In your voice memo, please tell us how old you are. You may choose to tell us your name or to remain anonymous—it’s up to you.

We may include excerpts of your story in a written article or as part of an audio clip at a live event and online. So if you don’t want your story to be quoted, or if you wish to remain anonymous publicly, please note that in your recording.