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How to Realize China: 30 Years After Tiananmen Square

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Center for Advanced Study
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Sep 19, 2019   6:30 pm  
Center for Advanced Study
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Center for Advanced Study

In this lecture, Wang Dan poses the hypothetical question: If the Tiananmen Square Protests had succeeded, what would China look like today? He will give a first-hand account of the protests and his dreams of a democratic China.

While a student at Peking University, Wang Dan organized “Democracy Salons” and became one of the main organizers of the Tiananmen Square Protests. After the People’s Liberation Army put a violent end to the protests on June 4, 1989, Wang was placed on the list of 21 most-wanted student leaders. In 1998, after 2 arrests and nearly 4 years in prison, Wang went into exile in the US. He received a doctorate in History from Harvard University and is the author of numerous books and articles. He remains a leader in the Chinese democracy movement.

In anticipation of Dr. Wang’s presentation, CAS will be screening the new PBS documentary Tiananmen: The People Versus The Party at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 12 at the Knight Auditorium.

Hosted by: Center for Advanced Study

Cosponsored by: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Center for Global Studies, Department of Asian American Studies, Department of Communication, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of History, LAS Global Studies, University Library

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