Podcast: Memories of Tiananmen Square

In Episode 34¬†of the CounterVortex podcast, Bill Weinberg interviews¬†Rose Tang, veteran journalist, activist, artist, musician, and survivor of the Tiananmen Square massacre. In an in-depth oral history, Tang recounts her experiences as a student leader in Beijing in the spring of 1989, her witness to¬†the June 4 repression, and her work as a public voice¬†for Tiananmen Square survivors. Books and works discussed include:¬†Prisoner of the State:¬†The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang¬†(Simon & Schuster 2009);¬†The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited by¬†Louisa Lim (Oxford 2014);¬†“Tiananmen Massacre,” Tang’s contribution to The Princeton Reader: Contemporary Essays by Writers and Journalists at Princeton University (2010); and Jack London’s “Credo.”¬†Listen on SoundCloud, and support our podcast via Patreon.

Music: Locust Flowers Blooming, Sichuanese folk song performed by Rose Tang

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Photo via Rose Tang