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Exhibit: A World Turned Upside-Down: Tiananmen 89@25


A World Turned Upside-Down: Tiananmen 89@25

This exhibit commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of China’s 1989 Pro-Democracy Movement in Beijing with objects selected to reflect the concepts of Events, Experiences, Materials, Myths, and Memories found in the practice of historiography. These topics are used to understand a critical period in recent Chinese history, one that explores the research theme for 2013-2015 at UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities: A World Turned Upside Down.

Curated by Edward Lanfranco, UCM graduate student in Digital Humanities. The exhibit features an extensive array of objects from Lanfranco’s personal collection, gathered during his time in China where he was witness to the event at Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.