UBC History Faculty contribute their voices to the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre


On June 4th 2019, world media acknowledged the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, China. Three UBC History China scholars have been in the news commenting on the 1989 crackdown against student protesters and its lasting legacy.


Emeritus Professor Diana Lary recalled her harrowing first-hand experience of the Tiananmen Square massacre in an article for CBC:



Prof. Timothy Brook reflected on the Tiananmen Square massacre in articles in the Globe and Mail and PBS’s Frontline:



In addition, Prof. Brook recalled the protests and massacre in a 2005 interview with PBS: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tankman/interviews/brook.html


Prof. Timothy Cheek wrote an article for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) titled Thirty years after Tiananmen: it’s time to face facts and join forces: