Tiananmen

25th Anniversary Edition

Morgan Chua

9788189059682

Navayana,

128 pages

Price INR 350.00
Book Club Price INR 245.00
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‘Chua draws graphic satire with the disconcerting ease of a practised master of the form’ —Orijit Sen

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‘Chua draws graphic satire with the disconcerting ease of a practised master of the form’ —Orijit Sen

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. Twenty-five years on, Morgan Chua’s bold political cartoons offer us a graphic history of a period China would still like to sweep under the carpet.

Morgan Chua

Morgan Chua, author of Tiananmen: 25th Anniversary Edition, is a Singapore-born cartoonist who started drawing for the Singapore Herald in 1970. When the paper was closed down by the government in 1971, Chua moved to Hong Kong and joined The Asian for nine months. He then joined the prestigious Far Eastern Economic Review as an editorial artist and over 24 years rose to creative director. At FEER, he was known for his incisive single-panel political cartoons and for arresting and provocative magazine cover choices. He has also drawn cartoons for Hong Kong’s Next Magazine and Apple Daily. Chua’s publications include Tiananmen (1989), My Singapore (2000, 2008), Diversity Singapore: A Cartoon History of Immigration (2010) and In Memory of Madam Kwa Geok Choo 1920-2010 (2011). Most recently, Chua illustrated 50 Stories from My Life, former Singapore President S.R. Nathan’s collection of episodes and insights from his personal and official lives.