Anthony Dworkin stands in for host Mark Leonard to talk about how China experienced 1989 back then and today. In some ways, it is more comparable to the changes 1968 provoked in the West, claims podcast guest and China expert Jeff Wasserstrom. Looking beyond the dreadful Tiananmen Square Massacre, how did China change after 1989 politically and socially? And can we draw a line from the protests back then to the ones in Hong Kong right now?
This podcast was recorded on 2 December 2019.
- "Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink" by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
- "Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals" by Sebastian Veg
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Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China 1988 (c) Derzsi Elekes Andor - CC BY-SA