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China Rising : The Meaning of Tianamen - Lee Feigon

China Rising

The Meaning of Tianamen

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Published: 19th December 1990
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An authoritative history of the Chinese student movement for democracy which ended in tragedy in Tiananmen Square in the spring of 1989. An absorbing and meticulous account. -Jonathan Spence, Yale University

A compelling account of a city full of rumors, excitement, and fear. -- William Winans San Francisco Chronicle Vivid...right on the mark. -- Dori Jones Yang Business Week By far the best treatment of the episode that I have seen. -- Nicholas R. Clifford Commonwealth Closely packed, forthright, and clearly written...a highly convincing explanation of the social and economic roots of the political crisis. -- Gregor Benton, University of Wales, Cardiff China Quarterly Feigon tells a story that combines both historical perspective with a personal eyewitness account...sure to enrich the understanding of the specialist in comparative politics as well as of the China expert. -- Allen S. Whiting, University of Arizona Political Science Quarterly An absorbing and meticulous account. -- Jonathan D. Spence, Yale University; author of The Search for Modern China

Preface12p. vii
Chronologyp. xiv
A Legacy of Student Powerp. 1
The Cultural Revolution: A Clouded Historyp. 24
The Rise of Democratic Movementsp. 46
The Dilemma of Economic Reformp. 73
The Crumbling of the Old Orderp. 99
Igniting the Movementp. 124
The Victory of April 27p. 151
The Hunger Strikep. 179
The Crackdownp. 215
Aftermathp. 244
A Note on Sourcesp. 259
Indexp. 263
Maps:
China and Its Major Citiesp. 29
Beijing, Showing Locations Important to the Bookp. 129
Tiananmen Square and Environsp. 197
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ISBN: 9781566632454
ISBN-10: 1566632455
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 19th December 1990
Publisher: IVAN R DEE INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.37  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.49