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ChinaFile Presents: Erasing History — Why Remember Tiananmen (Complete)

NEW YORK, June 3, 2019 — This June marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most consequential moments in China’s modern history — one expunged almost entirely within China's borders.  Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, author Zha Jianying, and Arthur Ross Director Orville Schell, were deeply impacted by the events of 1989. In a conversation moderated by ChinaFile’s editor, Susan Jakes, the trio reflects on their experiences at Tiananmen, and on the effect such erasures of history have had on Chinese society’s ability to come to terms with its past and on its progress in the future. (1 hr., 26 min.)