An alternative view of Beijing history over eight centuries of unparalleled power in Chan Koonchung’s new novel

//An alternative view of Beijing history over eight centuries of unparalleled power in Chan Koonchung’s new novel

An alternative view of Beijing history over eight centuries of unparalleled power in Chan Koonchung’s new novel

The protagonist in Chan Koonchung’s new book Zero Point Beijing is a 14-year-old student shot dead on June 4, 1989, in Tiananmen Square. After his skull is split open by a bullet, he finds himself in the netherworld. There, he goes on a search for truth in history, studying books and historical literature day and night. “[I am] in a world of no listeners … What should I say? … It won’t be passed on, let alone understood … I am just mumbling to myself. I am the only listener,” he says in the…

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