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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Tiananmen Square: A Political History of Monuments Tiananmen Square The Monument to the People's Heroes From April 5th to June 4th 2 Face of Authority: Tiananmen and Mao's Tiananmen Portrait Tiananmen Mao's Tiananmen Portrait 3 Displaying the People: National Day Parades and Exhibition Architecture The National Day Parade Exhibition Architecture The "Ten Great Buildings" Project The Great Hall of the People and the Museum of Chinese History The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall 4 Monumentality of Time: From Drum Tower to "Hong Kong Clock" The Hong Kong Clock and Post-1989 Tiananmen Square The Drum Tower and the Politics of Traditional Time-telling The Clock Tower and the Invasion of a Modern Temporality Back to the Hong Kong Clock: "Counting Down" as a Means of Political Control 5 Art of the Square: From Subject to Site Representing Authority Counter Image Objectifying Tiananmen and Mao Reframing Tiananmen and Mao Emptying Tiananmen and Mao The Square Revisited Coda: Entering the New Millennium Notes Works cited Index
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Tian'an Men (Beijing, China).
Architecture and history -- China -- Beijing.
Architecture -- Political aspects -- China -- Beijing.
Art and state -- China -- Beijing.
Beijing (China) -- Buildings, structures, etc.