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Hauntings: Rereading the Goddess of Democracy

Volume 8, Number 2, March/April 2009
by Robin Peckham

Article Description

2009 marks twenty years since the conception of the Goddess of Democracy, a sculpture that radiated a compelling presence during the Tian’anmen Square protests. Robin Peckham explores the symbolic meaning of this historic icon within the context of the students who constructed it and the various influences that determined its aesthetic form.

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Robin Peckham, Goddess of Democracy, memory, trauma, art, activism, '85 New Wave Movement, Tian'anmen