The Day China Cried:

A Witness to the June 4th Massacre

by Daniel Nardini



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781503565371
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781503565388
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781503565395

About the Book

This is my updated memoir about my experiences during the 1989 prodemocracy movement in China and the events that include the June fourth Massacre (also called the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the Beijing Massacre). The event now lives in history, and it is an event that shall always be remembered by the people not only in Beijing, where the massacre took place, but in every major city in China by those who participated in the prodemocracy movement. I had originally gone to China to document everyday life. This became overshadowed by this incredible mass movement that would take place not only in Beijing but in every major city in China as students were joined by young people, workers, and people of almost every profession in a call for drastic reform against corruption, inequality, and the growing division between rich and poor.

About the Author

Daniel Nardini was born in Bloomington, Illinois, near a farm. He graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a bachelor’s in anthropology and history, and graduated from Western Illinois University with a master’s in European and Asian history. Nardini lived in Taiwan from 1990 to 1994 and in South Korea from 1996 to 1997. He met his future wife, Jade Nardini, in South Korea, and they both settled in Chadwick, Illinois, where they currently live.