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The Power of Tiananmen : State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement - Dingxin Zhao

The Power of Tiananmen

State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780226982618
Number Of Pages: 456

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In the spring of 1989 over 100,000 students in Beijing initiated the largest student revolt in human history. Television screens across the world filled with searing images from Tiananmen Square of protesters thronging the streets, massive hunger strikes, tanks set ablaze, and survivors tending to the dead and wounded after a swift and brutal government crackdown.

Dingxin Zhao's award-winning The Power of Tiananmen is the definitive treatment of these historic events. Along with grassroots tales and interviews with the young men and women who launched the demonstrations, Zhao carries out a penetrating analysis of the many parallel changes in China's state-society relations during the 1980s. Such changes prepared an alienated academy, gave rise to ecology-based student mobilization, restricted government policy choices, and shaped student emotions and public opinion, all of which, Zhao argues, account for the tragic events in Tiananmen.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Chronologyp. xxiii
Introductionp. I
The Origin of the 1989 Student Movement
China's State-Society Relations and Their Changes during the 1980sp. 39
Intellectual Elites and the 1989 Movementp. 53
Economic Reform, University Expansion, and Student Discontentsp. 79
The Decline of the System for Controlling Students in Universitiesp. 101
On the Eve of the 1989 Movementp. 123
The Development of the 1989 Beijing Student Movement
A Brief History of the 1989 Movementp. 145
State Legitimacy, State Behaviors, and Movement Developmentp. 209
Ecology-Based Mobilization and Movement Dynamicsp. 239
State-Society Relations and the Discourses and Activities of a Movementp. 267
The State, Movement Communication, and the Construction of Public Opinionp. 297
Conclusionp. 331
A Methodological Notep. 357
Interview Questionsp. 363
Referencesp. 371
Name Indexp. 413
Subject Indexp. 420
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ISBN: 9780226982618
ISBN-10: 0226982610
Series: Cinema and Modernity Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Type: New edition