Film, Video Louisa Lim: 2014 National Book Festival

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Louisa Lim: 2014 National Book Festival
Louisa Lim appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Event Date
August 30, 2014
-  Louisa Lim is an NPR international correspondent based in Beijing. Her education in modern Chinese studies has been paired with her knack for providing intelligent, nuanced reporting assets that paved the way for her acclaimed career in journalism. Lim has received many accolades, including recognition from the Human Rights Press Awards. In her book "The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited" (Oxford University Press), Lim uncovers a tragedy from China's modern history that has been untold for nearly 25 years. Through eyewitness accounts and investigative research, she explores the disastrous events of June 4, 1989, when People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing hundreds of people. In "The People's Republic of Amnesia," she rediscovers the buried and erased history of Tiananmen Square, analyzing what this piece of history means for modern-day China and its national identity.
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47 minutes, 41 seconds
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