Book Discussion on Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June
Eighty year-old former New York Times editor Harrison Salisbury discussed the writing of his most recent book, Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen… read more
Eighty year-old former New York Times editor Harrison Salisbury discussed the writing of his most recent book, Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June, published by Little, Brown and Company. While working on a documentary of China with a Japanese film crew, Salisbury witnessed the events of June leading up to and including the massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4, 1989. The book is a polished version of the notes he recorded in his diary while in China.
Harrison also discussed the events leading up to the massacre and Chinese personalities such as Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng and Hu Yuobang. He compared and contrasted the “Events of June” to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and speculated about the future of Chinese politics. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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