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Teaching About Tiananmen Square

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

USC, Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, ASC 204

Free, RSVP at

Please join us for a special workshop for educators on the 25th anniversary of the pro-democracy demonstrations and their violent suppression.

Refreshments will be provided.  After the workshop, you may wish to visit the many stalls or attend one of the talks or performances of America’s largest book festival.

The workshop includes:

• the new Tiananmen Square segment in our Assignment: China documentary series

• discussion on the movement and coverage of it with Wang Chaohua, who was then a student leader and is now an author and professor, and Terril Jones, a reporter who was covering the demonstrations and took a now famous ground-level shot of the standoff between a lone man and a line of tanks

• a presentation by Clayton Dube on the events leading up to the protests and why it is vital to remember what happened that spring and how it continues to influence China’s leaders, China’s people, and outside perceptions of China

• a guide to the best materials available for teaching about Tiananmen Square and its aftermath

Co-sponsored by Constitutional Rights Foundation