It was one of the most memorable events of the late 20th century.With China seemingly on the verge of a new era, students occupiedTiananmen Square in Beijing to demand democratic reforms. Suddenly, theprotestors found themselves facing tanks and infantry as China'sold-guard leadership cracked down on the pro-democracy movement.
Startingwith the death of Mao Tse-Tung, DEMOCRACY CRUSHED: TIANANMEN SQUAREchronicles the events that led up to the dramatic showdown. See howChinese students, allowed to study in the United States under DengXiaoping's reformist policies, tried to bring not just Western economicpractices to their homeland, but also the concept of Democraticgovernment. The tragic results of this attempt were played out on TVscreens worldwide on June 3rd and 4th, 1989.
With experts like author Ross Terrill and Columbia University professor Andrew Nathan, THE 20TH CENTURYTM analyzes the most important event in recent Chinese history.
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