Book Discussion on Almost a Revolution

Shen Tong was a student leader of the pro-democracy demonstrations in China during the spring of 1989. Almost a Revolution: The Story of a… read more

Shen Tong was a student leader of the pro-democracy demonstrations in China during the spring of 1989. Almost a Revolution: The Story of a Chinese Student’s Journey From Boyhood to Leadership in Tiananmen Square recounts Shen Tong’s involvement in political demonstrations in China during the 1980s. The book is written chronologically and details the events leading up to the Chinese military’s attack and dispersal of the protesting students at Tiananmen Square on June 3, 1989. The book also chronicles how Mr. Tong escaped from China after the Tiananmen massacre. He is now a student at Brandeis University and lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Marianne Yen of The Washington Post co-wrote the book. close

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Book Discussion on Almost a Revolution

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Program ID:
15360-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 16, 1990
Last Aired:
Jun 5, 2007

Airing Details

  • Dec 16, 1990 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 16, 1990 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 17, 1990 | 2:20am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 17, 1990 | 6:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 04, 2007 | 8:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 05, 2007 | 5:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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