Wall Street Journal: Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds

Before I came to China to do research for the first time, I worried about how I would get access to the archives. I had heard plenty of war stories from historians who had done their dissertation research in the 1980s and early ’90s, when the archives had been opened to foreigners (unlike the Mao … Continue reading Wall Street Journal: Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds

Wall Street Journal: Tiananmen Amnesia and Tiananmen Exiles

Now up at the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report blog, my new column on Rowena Xiaoqing He’s recent book, Tiananmen Exiles: In “Tiananmen Exiles,” Ms. He interviews Shen Tong and Wang Dan, both important figures in the Beijing protest movement, as well as Yi Danxuan, who was a student leader in Guangzhou. All … Continue reading Wall Street Journal: Tiananmen Amnesia and Tiananmen Exiles