Chinese People's Movement Collection
Total size 4.4 m.
Inv. nos 35-36 closed until 2015
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Started on 15 April 1989 with students mourning over the death of former party leader Hu Yaobang; in the course of April and May this student movement developed into a people's movement which supported the petitioning students on hunger-strike at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing; suppressed by troops loyal to the government in the night of 3 and 4 June 1989; movement also spread to other cities.
Collection of documents, printed and audiovisual material, mainly from or concerning Beijing but also relating to other cities, including Shanghai, Nanjing and Xiamen. Stencilled leaflets, photocopies of documents and clippings of articles from unofficial newspapers; articles from official newspapers and foreign (i.e. non-mainland) Chinese newspapers and magazines, mainly in photocopy; handwritten and typed eyewitness accounts; transcripts, photographs and slides of wall posters; photocopies of academic articles; documents (mainly photocopies) and clippings, including lists of signatures, relating to agitation and support in The Netherlands. NB. The photographs and slides can be consulted through the Audiovisual Department of the IISH, which also holds audiotape recordings, photographs, slides, videotaped television footage, banners and T-shirts.
Inventory Vol. I: Documents by Frank N. Pieke and Fons Lamboo in 1990
Inventory Vol II: Audiovisual Materials, Objects and Newspapers by F.N. Pieke and F. Lamboo in 1991
Inventory Vol III: Further documents by F. Pieke, Agnes Ee Hong Khoo and Hudi Tashin in 1995
List of the accrual by Catelijne Cortlever in 2002