Caricatures don’t make much sense if you don’t know what’s being exaggerated or why….. There was some background information included in the front of the book, but mostly this is a collection of political cartoons that I don’t have enough context to appreciate.
The author is a Singapore-born cartoonist, and the cartoons were originally published in book form in 1989.
The events that took place at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on 4 June 1989 attracted international attention and sparked outrage at the Chinese government’s military advance on student demonstrators. Since then, a new generation of Chinese has grown up in a country that continues to grapple with issues of political liberalisation, democracy and censorship.
When and Why I Read Tiananmen
Genre: non-fiction (graphic novels, politics and history)
Date started / date finished: 28-Aug-18 to 30-Aug-18
Length: 128 pages
Originally published in: 2014
Amazon link: Tiananmen: 25th Anniversary Edition