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Queen's University expert comments on anniversary of Tiananmen Square


Queen’s University public mourning expert Jill Scott is available to discuss the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and the lack of opportunity for Chinese people to mourn publicly.

“Chinese authorities are determined to silence any attempts to mark the anniversary of Tiananmen Square,” says Dr. Scott. “We live in a society that is obsessed with monuments to the violent tragedies of our past but currently, Chinese people have had no opportunity to mourn their dead and remember the values that prompted them to risk their lives for a different kind of freedom.”

Dr. Scott is author of A Poetics of Forgiveness (Palgrave 2010) and researches the social dynamics of mourning, including issues surrounding mourning and the inability to mourn.

Please note that Dr. Scott is only available for print and radio interviews. 

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Rosie Hales at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca, or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca.

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