Few posts back I mentioned I wedding in Hong Kong for Albert who was like a brother to me. Since I hiked out to Hong Kong I made it a bigger trip and traveled to Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, and Thailand. This is me on top of the Great Wall of China. But you knew that. ¥
Tiananmen during Chinese New Years! (3/3)
For younger generations of Chinese like the ones biking past, and for myself as an American-born Chinese, my own opinions of this symbolic landmark are a mix of western and eastern perspectives. Even if we disagree politically, I wanted this photo could just commemorate the architectural beauty and cultural significance of this national symbol. And you gotta admit, Mao be looking pretty festive with all them red lanterns. ✌️
Tiananmen during Chinese New Years! (2/3)
To older Chinese citizens, it’s a commemoration of Mao - the founder of modern China, and a symbol of China’s strength. To my parents, Chinese immigrants who were present at the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre in 1989, it’s a more harrowing reminder of a politically tumultuous time. To many Americans and the western world, it’s a symbol of an oppressive communist government and a dictatorial leader.
Tiananmen during Chinese New Years! (1/3)
Tiananmen, the geographic center of Beijing and national symbol of China. My mom’s family has lived just a couple subway stops away since the mid-1900s! Because I frequently passed it when I visited as a child and early teenager, it more or less faded into background scenery. It wasn’t until later in high school that I started learning about what an important and polarizing monument it is.
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