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NYCC 2019: Tiananmen 1989 Explores Shattered Hope

Tiananmen 1989

At New York Comic Con, IDW Publishing revealed Tiananmen 1989 from first-hand witness Lun Zhang, French journalist and Asia specialist Adrien Gombeaud, and artist Ameziane.

Slated for release in July 2020, Tiananmen 1989 is Zhang’s first-hand account of the June Fourth Incident, also known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Tens of thousands of Chinese citizens took to the streets demanding political reform not knowing what to expect. Chinese authorities fired on protestors and bystanders shattering the hopes of a generation. The announcement comes as protestors in Hong Kong raise their voices and head to the streets against the same authoritarian government and also are facing a brutal response.

Many voices and viewpoints are covered, not just Zhang’s. From Western journalists to Chinese administrators, they tell what happened and a key moment in modern China’s history.