Chapter

Introduction

Xiao Lu

in Dialogue

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028122
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206816 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the objective of this fictional memoir, which is explain the issues surrounding the gunshots the author fired at the 1989 China Avant-garde Art Exhibition held at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in February 1989. It relates the pain and sufferings the author experienced following the shooting incident and describes how she recovered from all her negative experiences in life. It also illustrates her healing process and the process of getting enough courage to clarify some of the mistaken belief about the 1989 shooting incident.

Keywords: fictional memoir; gunshots; art exhibition; Beijing; China; healing process; pain; sufferings

Chapter.  590 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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