天安门对峙

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Eddie Cheng, 2010 - History - 258 pages
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This is the Chinese language (Simplified Character) edition of the book "Standoff at Tiananmen," a narrative history of how Chinese students shocked the world with a magnificent movement for democracy and liberty that ended in the tragic Tiananmen Massacre in 1989.
 

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The author recounted the events with the seriousness of a historian, and the precision sought by a scientist. Going through the same events from a far-away location, I enjoyed reading this book by connecting the sequence of events that were unknown to me in 1989.
For example, we heard plenty of reports of different crashes and saw footage of negotiations in those days, and live reports. What Dr. Cheng adds with this book were rationales and connections behind these reports.
Thanks for writing this -- a far superior account of the confrontation than all others who claimed to be "leaders of the movement."
 

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