All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will take place at Saint Joseph's University in the Wolfington Teletorium, Mandeville Hall 112, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, April 23
|4:00 PM||“The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited” – Louisa Lim|
|5:00 PM||Opening reception (in Mandeville Hall foyer)|
Screening of Gate of Heavenly Peace
Followed by brief Q&A with:
Co-director Carma Hinton
Thursday, April 24
|8:00 AM||Breakfast reception (in Mandeville Hall foyer)|
|9:00 AM to 11:00 AM||Telling the Story of the Tiananmen Movement|
||Telling the Story to the World, Featuring: Carma Hinton, Louisa Lim|
||Rowena He, “Surviving 1989: Tiananmen in History & Memory”|
The Road to Tiananmen: From Democracy Wall to River Elegy
Roundtable with audience Q&A
|1:30 PM to 3:30 PM||
Aftermath: China Since 1989. Digital media and dissent since 1989
Moderator: Michael J. Lyons, Saint Joseph's University
|3:30 PM to 4:30 PM||
Coffee Break-Out Sessions
SJU faculty and featured participants will be matched with groups of 2-4 students for conversation related to expertise and topical interest, e.g., political science, activism, history, filmmaking, etc.
|5:00 PM to 7:00 PM||
Curriculum in Exile: Teaching Tiananmen
Teaching Tiananmen: The Basics
How to convey what’s important about 1989/Tiananmen to different kinds of classes with limited resources to devote to teaching it.
Why it’s important to teach 1989.
||Rowena He, “Teaching Tiananmen at Harvard”|
Working with Primary Sources:
April 26 Editorial
This symposium is supported by:
- The James and Bernadette Nealis Program in Asian Studies, Saint Joseph's University
- The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by the Henry Luce and C.V. Starr Foundations.
- WHYY Radio, Television and Web...where you go to know
- The Department of History and the Program in International Relations, Saint Joseph's University
- The Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Joseph's University