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Beijing Spring, 1989 : Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents :  Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents - Michel C. Oksenberg

Beijing Spring, 1989 : Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents

Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents

Paperback Published: 1990
ISBN: 9780873326841
Number Of Pages: 350

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A collection of documents, with commentary, which trace the day-to-day pronouncements, utterances, and reflections from all sides of the conflict in China in the spring of 1989. The 65 documents are arranged chronologically, starting in early March and ending in late June.

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Reluctant Duelists: The Logic of the 1989 protests and Massacrep. xiii
Conclusionp. xli
polarized China Two Conflicting Views of Beijing Springp. 3
Death or Rebirth? Tiananmen: The Soul of Chinap. 7
Report to NPC on Quelling the Counter-Revolutionary Rebellionp. 55
Antecedentsp. 89
prelude Reform and Retrenchmentp. 91
Report to the Thirteenth CCp National Congress [Excerpts on political Reform]p. 95
Four Major Crises China Will Face and Countermeasuresp. 101
Report on the Work of the Governmentp. 112
Zhao Ziyang on Economic Retrenchment and Reform at Enterprise Forump. 120
Neo-Authoritarianism Debates on China's political Structurep. 123
Deng Xiaoping on Neo-Authoritarianismp. 125
Concerning Controversial Views on Neo-Authoritarianismp. 126
Commenting on Neo-Authoritarianismp. 130
Neo-Authoritarianism: An Impractical panaceap. 134
Establish Democratic Authority<p. 138
""New Authority"" Going Astrayp. 142
Commenting Again on Neo-Authoritarianism--pushing Democratization Forward through the Marketp. 144
Intellectual Dissentp. 151
Speech at the Theoretical Discussion Meeting Marking the Tenth Anniversary of the Third plenary Session of the Eleventh CPC Central Committee [excerpts]p. 155
China Needs Democracyp. 163
Open Letter to the party and Government from Thirty-three Famous Chinese Intellectualsp. 167
On Human Rights Abusesp. 168
Intellectuals' Open Letter to Leaders [February 26, 1989]p. 169
Zhao Ziyang at a Meeting with president Bushp. 171
Three Attacks Aimed at Overthrowing Zhaop. 173
Li Xiannian Urges Changing the General Secretaryp. 180
Beijing Springp. 187
The Crisis Beginsp. 189
The Last Eight Days of Hu Yaobangp. 195
A Document Circulated among Senior party and Government Officialsp. 203
It Is Necessary to Take a Clear-Cut Stand Against Disturbancesp. 206
The Student Movement and Hu Yaobang Represent the Banner of Justice--Thoughts on Reading the April 26 Renmin ribao Editorialp. 209
Yuan Mu and Others Hold Dialogue with Students [April 29, 1989]p. 218
Make Further Efforts to Carry Forward the May 4th Spirit in the New Age of Construction and Reformp. 244
Zhao Urges Nation to Maintain Stabilityp. 251
State Rejects Students' List of Demandsp. 253
Students' Reasonable Demands to Be Met through Democratic, Legal Channels: Zhaop. 254
Zhao Ziyang's Speech Welcomed by Studentsp. 256
Hunger Strike Announcementp. 258
Zhao Ziyang Meets Mikhail Gorbachevp. 260
The political Struggle for Tiananmenp. 267
Li peng Holds Dialogue with Studentsp. 269
Some PLA Officers Send Open Letter to Central Military Commissionp. 282
Fourteen Beijing press Units Send Open Letter to CPC Central Committee and State Councilp. 283
personnel from Nineteen Overseas and Home Media Send Letter to Zhao Ziyang and Li pengp. 284
All-China Federation of Trade Unions Issues Statementp. 285
Shanghai Municipal Trade Union Council Cablep. 286
Twelve NPC Members' Letter of Appeal for an Emergency Meetingp. 287
Zhao Ziyang and Li peng Visit Fasting Students at Tiananmen Squarep. 288
Zhao, Li Visit Hunger Strikers in Tiananmenp. 290
Martial Lawp. 293
Report on the Situation of the Student Movement in Beijingp. 298
Li peng Delivers Important Speech on Behalf of party Central Committee and State Councilp. 309
The Order of the State Council on Enforcing Martial Law in part of Beijing Municipalityp. 315
Students Visit Marshals Nie Rongzhen and Xu Xiangqianp. 316
On May 22 Li peng Again Stressed That the Student Movement Was a Disturbancep. 317
Main points of Yang Shangkun's Speech at Emergency Enlarged Meeting of the Central Military Commissionp. 320
Solve the Current problems in China Along the Track of Democracy and the Legal Systemp. 328
""Full Text"" of Speech to Li peng and Yao Yilin [May 31, 1989]p. 333
premonitions of Violencep. 339
What Does the Statue of the ""Goddess of Democracy"" which Appeared in Tiananmen Square Indicate?p. 341
Recognize the Essence of Turmoil and the Necessity of Martial Lawp. 342
Wu'Er Kaixi Says, ""We Must Face Reality""--China's Democratic Movement Might Retrogressp. 354
The Aftermath a Nation Dividedp. 359
State Council Spokesman Yuan Mu Holds News Conferencep. 363
June 9 Speech to Martial Law Unitsp. 376
Full Text of Gists of Deng Xiaoping's Speech to Members of New politburo Standing Committee [June 16, 1989]p. 382
Why Good Intentions May Lead to Turmoil and Riotp. 388
Newsletter from Beijing: Beijing Crisis Worsens Under the Violencep. 390
The Judgment of History Will Be Severep. 393
The Judgment of History Will Be Severep. 395
Wen Wei po Does Two Things to Mourn Beijing Victimsp. 396
Denouncing the Li-Yang Clique, Traitors to the peoplep. 397
Glossary of Important Figures, Recurrent Terms, and Abbreviationsp. 399
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ISBN: 9780873326841
ISBN-10: 0873326849
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.59