Inconvenient Memories: A Personal Account of the Tiananmen Square Incident and China Before and After

Inconvenient Memories: A Personal Account of the Tiananmen Square Incident and China Before and After by Anna Wang 0996640584 9780996640589
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Inconvenient Memories is a rare and truthful memoir of a young womans coming of age amid the Tiananmen Protests of 1989. In 1989, Anna Wang was one of a lucky few who worked for a Japanese company, Canon. She traveled each day between her grandmothers dilapidated commune-style apartment and an extravagant office just steps from Tiananmen Square. Her daily commute on Beijings impossibly crowded buses brought into view the full spectrum of Chinas economic and social inequalities during the economic transition. When Tiananmen Protests broke out, her Japanese boss was concerned whether the protests would obstruct Canons assembly plant in China, and she was sent to Tiananmen Square on a daily basis to take photos for her boss to analyze for evidence of turning tides. From the perspective as a member of the emerging middle class, she observed firsthand that Tiananmen Protests stemmed from Chinese peoples longing for political freedom and their fear for the nascent market economy, an observation that readers have never come across from the various accounts of the historical events so far.

Author: Anna Wang

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 382

Publisher: Purple Pegasus Publishing

Publication Date: 2019-05-28


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