“On Hong Kong’s Tian’anmen Museum” (Dissent, May 1, 2014)

Last Saturday, April 26, marked the official opening of Hong Kong’s June 4th Museum, the world’s first permanent exhibition on the 1989 Tiananmen student movement. On the eve of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the pro-democracy protests and Beijing’s brutal crackdown, the museum—sponsored by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements—opened with another kind of protest on its doorstep.

Read more at: https://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/on-hong-kongs-tiananmen-museum.

“Chairman Mao’s Everyman Makeover” (The Atlantic, December 19, 2013)

As the 120th anniversary of his birth approaches this month, Mao Zedong has been reinvented. Shaoshan, the village in Hunan Province where the Chinese leader grew up, has spent over 1.9 billion yuan (about $312 million) to restore his former residence and a nearby memorial plaza, and is planning festivities such as a mass singing of the Cultural Revolution anthem, “The East is Red.”

Read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/12/chairman-maos-everyman-makeover/282533/.

“Reflections on Dialogue: The Dui Hua Foundation’s John Kamm visits the University of Kentucky’s Year of China” (The China Beat, March 6, 2012)

To launch the second semester of the “Year of China,” the University of Kentucky invited John Kamm, founder and director of The Dui Hua Foundation, to be our keynote lecturer. Like our keynote speaker for fall semester, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Kamm’s career has spanned several decades and his work has also been inspired by the student movement in 1989.

Read more at: http://www.thechinabeat.org/?s=Denise+Ho+Reflections+on+Dialogue.