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3/21/2018 c1 12SiZodiac
thank you for writing this.
6/4/2015 c1 8vietbluefic
There is absolutely no reason this fanfic should be so little-known. No reason at all. The writing is utterly gorgeous, utterly heartbreaking, and you can truly feel the weight of the tragedy. This is incredible in ways that I can never express. The way you portray APH China and his way of thinking, influenced by four thousand years of living... The way you portray how he views his own people, so weary yet almost loving... It pulls at the heartstrings, but then you can also feel the impact of Chinese history in real life, on the living non-fictional people who have suffered and died for what they believed in. This fanfiction deserves infinitely more credit than it seems to get. Thank you for writing this. It deserves a great place in historical Hetalia writings. Well done, well done! Q w Q
3/24/2015 c1 102Winter Leigh End
"...he does not pictures..." I think a word between "not" and "pictures" is missing, a "need" maybe?

This was absolutely beautiful. There were so many great lines that I can't even count them all, I particularly liked the one about the people being another Great Wall of China and where you described the woman's eyes as pistachio shell slits.

They were powerful and very easy to visualize.

I like how you have characterized China here very much, how you capture his pains in watching his people knowing things aren't going to happen like they want and how he gets swept up in their enthusiasm, the way he wears two masks and how it's awful being so old, but looking so young.

You handled this moment in history very well. With great sensitivity and in a fresh, entrapping way that will surely encourage those who are unaware of this tragedy to take a look deeper into one of China's more recent tragedies.
1/16/2015 c1 PurpleBunyip
I think there are few who would forget this tragedy who were old enough at the time to see it, either via news reports or as witnesses. I remember the news reports, particularly the man in front of the tank (your Tank man?). Its terrible that the current government refuses to acknowledge what happened. I pray that someday they will and honour those that died in hoping to change their world for the better. Thankyou for writing and posting this fic.
10/18/2014 c1 3Tre Corde
Gorgeously written.

There are so many wonderful phrases here, I feel like I could drown in them. The writing, with all of its precise and haunting metaphors, is truly evocative—at times poignant, at times horrifying, and even at times humorous (the comparison between old women and tigers made me smile). You can really feel China's slow progression from jaded cynicism to hopeful pride, and it's beautiful and terrible at the same time because we know what's about to happen next, because this is not a story with a happy ending.

On a personal note, my father participated in the demonstrations. He wasn't present when the tanks came rolling in, but the fact that he /could/ have been is quite chilling.

I'm aware that this piece is pretty old, but I wanted to thank you for writing it anyway. It's a sensitive and powerful portrayal of a tragedy that is, to this day, sadly under-acknowledged.
2/23/2014 c1 10hetaliamongul123
This is beautiful. I myself am Chinese-American, and my great-great grandmother on my grandfather's on mother's side was killed in the Great Leap Forward. It's so sad, really...
6/3/2011 c1 NSCaela
Good job!

I'm from HK and we'll never forget it.

We want democracy,we want freedom.

2/22/2011 c1 Calcium sulfide
I'm ashamed of myself being Chinese and not knowing most our history. I learnt something new today. Great job!
2/6/2011 c1 aile-chan
Hm, yes, my mother told me this incident. My grandmother left China during the 1950's because...I'm not quite sure; I only know that all the "rich" people had to kneel on glass shards or something like that. The Chinese government a denying that this ever happened, however Hong Kongers still remember. My grandfather, a Chinese who thankfully survived World War 2 and escaped to Hong Kong, was captured by the Japanese. I agree that they did have quite a "shitty" life. Lastly, I knew this incident since I could understand matters like this, one. because my friend's birthday is on the 4th of June and second. I believe this is something we have to pass on to others in later generations. This was nicely written! But no matter what happened, I'm still proud to be Chinese. Happy Chinese New Year
9/17/2010 c1 21SchemingAlchemist
...whoa. Thank you for writing this story-I really learned a lot. This was a very sad event, ne? Poor China-san...
9/3/2010 c1 Mia
Unlike the reviewer before me. I AM Chinese. (Chinese-American, to be precise.) And I am crying. Thank you.
9/3/2010 c1 Keitaro073190
i am..touched. good job.im not chinese, but i read about this somewhere in my history book...=.= i feel bad..

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