Tiananmen Square protests

Workers on motorcycles protest Chinese government in 1989.

The Radical, Transnational Legacy of Tiananmen Workers The Radical, Transnational Legacy of Tiananmen Workers

China’s labor-led protests modeled a more ambitious kind of politics than the one crafted by the Tiananmen student liberals.

Jun 3, 2022 / Promise Li

Tiananmen Square protest

The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square The Forgotten Workers of Tiananmen Square

The 1989 massacre didn’t just end China’s democracy movement. It ushered in a new era of US-inspired worker suppression.

Jun 4, 2020 / Tobita Chow

Beijing, after the Tiananmen Square massacre

Surviving Tiananmen: The Price of Dissent in China Surviving Tiananmen: The Price of Dissent in China

Remembering the Tiananmen Movement is not just about repression—it’s about hope.

Jun 4, 2019 / Rowena He

How Will China Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution?

How Will China Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution? How Will China Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution?

Authorities now see it as a dangerously chaotic period, and they attack other youthful protest movements as resembling the turmoil caused by the Red Guards.

May 11, 2016 / Jeffrey Wasserstrom

‘All You Want Is Money! All I Want Is Revolution!’

‘All You Want Is Money! All I Want Is Revolution!’ ‘All You Want Is Money! All I Want Is Revolution!’

Before the Tiananmen Square massacre, everyone loved China; now everyone loves the renminbi.

Nov 17, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Liao Yiwu

Could China’s Labor Unrest Spark Another Tiananmen Moment?

Could China’s Labor Unrest Spark Another Tiananmen Moment? Could China’s Labor Unrest Spark Another Tiananmen Moment?

China has changed a lot in twenty-five years, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the Tiananmen protesters.

Jun 9, 2014 / Blog / Michelle Chen

Remembering and Misremembering Tiananmen

Remembering and Misremembering Tiananmen Remembering and Misremembering Tiananmen

The Nation published one of the few accounts of what actually happened in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.

Jun 3, 2014 / Back Issues / Steven Hsieh

What Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement Can Learn From History

What Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement Can Learn From History What Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement Can Learn From History

Hong Kong’s democracy movement stands at a crossroads.

Sep 12, 2014 / Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Denise Y. Ho

Remembering Tiananmen Square Remembering Tiananmen Square

The Tiananmen Square massacre remains shrouded in myth. This eyewitness report by a Human Rights Watch observer makes the horror plain.

Jun 2, 2009 / Feature / Robin Munro

Tiananmen at Twenty Tiananmen at Twenty

China has changed enormously since the 1989 massacre, but the Communist Party continues to deny what happened. Americans, too, continue to misremember a complex event.

May 27, 2009 / Editorial / Jeffrey Wasserstrom

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