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SOAS China Institute

June Fourth 1989: An Overview

 Tiananmen Square by Vivian Oyarbide

Pic: Vivian Oyarbide

Prof Michel Hockx (Director, SCI), Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS), Dr Lars Laamann (SOAS) and Dr. Patricia Thorton (University of Oxford)

Date: 2 June 2014Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 2 June 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Seminar

Series: SOAS China Institute Monday Forums

This SOAS China Institute seminar looks back at the events of Spring 1989: the student demonstrations, the people's movement, and the eventual massacre in the night of 3-4 June. The seminar aims to inform those who are not familiar with the details of the events, as well as encourage discussion. The format of the seminar is as follows:

  • Introduction: what happened in Beijing in Spring 1989? (Prof Michel Hockx, Director, SOAS China Institute)
  • Video showing: excerpt from The Gate of Heavenly Peace, with introduction by Dr Andrea Janku (SOAS History department)
  • Spring 1989: An Eyewitness Account (Dr Lars Laamann, SOAS History department)
  • Violence and State-Building under the CCP (Prof Patricia Thornton, Politics, Oxford)

Organiser: SOAS China Institute

Contact email: sci@soas.ac.uk

Contact Tel: 02078984894

Sponsor: SCI