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Who will shout if not us?: student activists and the Tiananmen Square protest, China, 1989

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Publisher:
Twenty-First Century Books,
Pub. Date:
c2011.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 8.4 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
1010L
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In this gripping story of a historic clash between repressive government forces and individuals seeking freedom, we'll explore the reasons that led students in China to defy authority. We'll learn the details of their demands and of the shattering events that followed when they took to the streets to press for their civil rights. "In the blink of an eye, the tank was approaching the sidewalk and closing in on me. It seemed as if the barrel of its gun was inches from my face. I could not dodge it in time."―Fang Zheng, a student demonstrator at Tiananmen Square In the spring of 1989, university students in Beijing grabbed world headlines with a courageous stand against decades of Communist authoritarian rule in China. Thousands and then millions of students and workers from all over China gathered on the city's Tiananmen Square to support demands for democracy, clean government, and increased personal freedoms. China's premier, Li Peng, and his supporters wanted to crush the demonstration, and the government declared martial law on May 12. The world watched as army tanks and troops reached the city center on June 2. Soldiers fired their guns as students struggled to flee. A single demonstrator captured international attention as viewers around the globe watched him face off against encroaching military tanks. The army was in control of Beijing, and thousands of demonstrators were killed, wounded, or arrested.

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ISBN:
9780822589716
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 8.4, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
1010L
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title_display Who will shout if not us? : student activists and the Tiananmen Square protest, China, 1989
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