I don't know that "esoteric" is the word you're looking for, in that it implies even less obvious information.
I find, sometimes, that trying to be clever doesn't work at all. And I don't think the events in Tiananmen Square are about non-conformity, they're about resistance and refusal. Therefore, even with your explanation, I don't find that your image is a successful representation of the title for me. I should think there are better analogies waiting to be discovered.