Books by Louisa Lim
Interviews where books by Louisa Lim were recommended
In contrast to Eastern Europe, the 1989 protests in China did not lead to the overthrow of the Communist Party. But if China’s leaders chose the right course on June 4th, 1989, why are they still frightened to come to terms with it? Sinologist and historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom picks the best books to understand events at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and around China on that hot summer night.
Fragile Cargo: The World War II Race to Save the Treasures of China's Forbidden City
by Adam Brookes
Agents of Subversion: The Fate of John T. Downey and the CIA's Covert War in China
by John Delury
Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China's Civil War
by Zhuqing Li
Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong
by Louisa Lim
Accidental Holy Land: The Communist Revolution in Northwest China
by Joseph W. Esherick
From a true story that reads like a spy novel to a detailed study of the mythic origins of the Chinese Communist Party in Northwest China, there were lots of interesting books published about China this year. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a professor at UC Irvine and specialist in modern Chinese history, recommends some of his 2022 favourites.