Date of this Version
June 5, 2009 in The China Beat http://www.thechinabeat.org/
1. Su Yang has never written anything for China Beat, but a few of us get to have lunch with him occasionally as he is a professor (of sociology) at UCI. TheOrange County Register profiled Su, discussing his experiences in 1989 and after.
2. Jeff Wasserstrom’s most recent piece at the Huffington Post points out some of the good coverage on China in recent weeks (and sketches some of what was missing or wrong).
3. Friend of the blog and former student leader Wang Chaohua has completed her Ph.D. at UCLA and is graduating this weekend. UCLA Today has a nice profile of Wang that tells her personal story from 1989 to the present.
4. Initially, this page at China Digital Times was blank. Now it has been updated…a little bit…
5. Evan Osnos’s fittingly brief and somber reflection on the day.
6. We’ve been running regular installments from Phil Cunningham’s forthcoming book, Tiananmen Moon. Here is the first (that we’ve seen) review of it (at theWall Street Journal).
7. Many of you have already seen this collection of writings at the New York Times, but in case you haven’t it’s worth reading. It includes pieces by Xiao Qiang, Woeser, Persian Xiaozhao, Jeff Wasserstrom, and others.
8. At The Guardian’s “comment is free,” Timothy Garton Ash discusses the divergent paths captured in 1989’s big historical moments.
9. And, on a related note, lest we think that 6/4 is the only news of the moment,The Times, has a list of June’s “six world-altering anniversaries.”