Louisa Lim is an award-winning journalist who has reported from China for a decade, most recently for National Public Radio. Previously she was the BBC’s Beijing Correspondent. She lives with her husband and two children in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
On June 4th, People’s Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. In her new book “The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited”, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim charts how this defining event remains buried in China’s modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. Through her reporting, she has also uncovered details of a previously unreported clampdown in the southwestern city of Chengdu, during which eight people were killed according to the local government’s own figures.