Crevice of History: A Tiananmen Reading (3 June 2020)—Reading List

[Editors’ note: Go to “Matches Polished into Lights: Tiananmen Thirty Years On”, which took place on 3 June 2019.]

Crevice of History

Andy Barker

Andrew Barker

[Selected Works]
[Andy’s biography]divider 4

Susan Blumberg-Kason

Susan Blumberg-Kason

[Nelly Sachs’s “Corus of Orphans”]
[Susan’s biography]divider 4

Ting Guo

Ting Guo

[Yueran Zhang’s “The Forgotten Socialists of Tiananmen Square” | Guo Ting’s “The Upside Down World: Shadows of Cold War Ghosts in Stranger Things]
[Ting’s biography]divider 4

Amy Hawkins

Amy Hawkins

[Jeffrey Wasserstrom’s Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink]
[Amy’s biography]divider 4

Lucas Klein

Lucas Klein

[Xi Chuan’s “Beast”, translated into English by Lucas]
[Lucas’s biography]divider 4

Gregory B. Lee

Gregory B. Lee

[Duo Duo’s “Watching the Sea” and “I’ve Always Delighted in a Shaft of Light in the Depth of Light”, translated into English by Gregory]
[Gregory’s biography]divider 4

Louisa Lim

Louisa Lim

[Louisa Lim’s The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited]
[Louisa’s biography]divider 4

Andrea Lingenfelter

Andrea Lingenfelter 

[Selected writings by Hon Lai Chu (including “Watching the Clouds”), translated into English by Andrea] [Andrea’s recording]
[Andrea’s biography]

In an email from Andrea to Tammy Lai-Ming Ho, she wrote:

When I think about all of us in our different time zones, it gives new meaning to the word “vigil”. I picture all of us on June 4 lighting candles in different time zones, so that while some are sleeping others are awake, and vice versa. This way, someone will always be keeping watch, and keeping the flames of democracy and freedom of expression burning.

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Timothy O'Leary

Timothy O’Leary

[Seamus Heaney’s The Government of the Tongue]
[Timothy’s biography]divider 4

William Nee

William Nee

[Liu Xiaobo’s “For Seventeen (Commemorating the Second Anniversary of 6/4)”][William’s biography]divider 4

Ilaria Maria Sala (1)

Ilaria Maria Sala

[Ilaria Maria Sala’s “Beijing Autumn: My Return to China Three Months After Tiananmen”]
[Ilaria’s biography]divider 4

Sara Tung

Sara Tung

[Sara Tung’s “We Are All Hongkongers”]
[Sara’s biography]divider 4

Albert Wan

Albert Wan

[Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Eulogy for the Martyred Children”]
[Albert’s biography]divider 4

Emma Zhang

Emma Zhang

[W. H. Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts” |  Vaclav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless”][Emma’s biography]divider 4

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