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The Impact Of China S 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

Author : Jean-Philippe Béja
ISBN : 9781136906848
Genre : Political Science
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The 1989 pro-democracy movement in China constituted a huge challenge to the survival of the Chinese communist state, and the efforts of the Chinese Communist party to erase the memory of the massacre testify to its importance. This consisted of six weeks of massive pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing and over 300 other cities, led by students, who in Beijing engaged in a hunger strike which drew wide public support. Their actions provoked repression from the regime, which - after internal debate - decided to suppress the movement with force, leading to a still-unknown number of deaths in Beijing and a period of heightened repression throughout the country. This book assesses the impact of the movement, and of the ensuing repression, on the political evolution of the People’s Republic of China. The book discusses what lessons the leadership learned from the events of 1989, in particular whether these events consolidated authoritarian government or facilitated its adaptation towards a new flexibility which may, in time, lead to the transformation of the regime. It also examines the impact of 1989 on the pro-democracy movement, assessing whether its change of strategy since has consolidated the movement, or if, given it success in achieving economic growth and raising living standards, it has become increasingly irrelevant. It also examines how the repression of the movement has affected the economic policy of the Party, favoring the development of large State Enterprises and provoking an impressive social polarisation. Finally, Jean-Philippe Béja discusses how the events of 1989 are remembered and have affected China’s international relations and diplomacy; how human rights, law enforcement, policing, and liberal thought have developed over two decades.

The Institutional Dynamics Of China S Great Transformation

Author : Xiaoming Huang
ISBN : 9781136866548
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book examines the role of institutions in China’s recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. Unlike existing literature, it offers perspectives from a variety of disciplines - including law, economics, politics, international relations and communication studies – to consider whether institutions form, evolve and change differently according to their historical or cultural environments and if their utilitarian functions can, and should be, observed, identified and measured in different ways.

Mandate Of Heaven

Author : Orville Schell
ISBN : 9780684804477
Genre : History
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Discusses China's political, social, and economic situation

Die Volksrepublik China

Author : Klaus Mühlhahn
ISBN : 9783110396560
Genre : History
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In einzigartiger Weise bewegt sich die Geschichte der Volksrepublik China in einem Spannungsfeld zwischen Kommunismus, Kapitalismus und Tradition. Dabei hat das Land einen rasanten Aufstieg vom kommunistischen Entwicklungsland zur einer der größten globalen Wirtschaftsmächte durchlaufen. Das Lehrbuch bietet einen anschaulichen, leicht verständlichen Überblick über die wechselhafte Geschichte Chinas von 1949 bis zur Gegenwart, führt in die Forschungsdebatten zur Innen- und Außenpolitik sowie zur Entwicklung von Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur ein und enthält eine ausführliche Bibliographie.

Die Sozialistische Einheitspartei Westberlins Untersuchung Der Steuerung Der Sew Durch Die Sed

Author : Olav Teichert
ISBN : 9783899589955
Genre : Germany (East)
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Tiananmen

Author : Winston L. Y. Yang
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035078380
Genre : History
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Tiananmen Square

Author : Andrew Langley
ISBN : 9780756541019
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Tiananmen Square is a Capstone Press publication.

The Tiananmen Square Protests Of 1989

Author : Jeff Hay
ISBN : 9780737751307
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Readers will examine the historical events leading up to and following China's 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. This volume looks at issues surrounding the incident such as the impact on democracy, the relationship between economic and political reform in China, and the legitimacy of the Tiananmen Papers of 2001. It also offers personal perspectives from people affected by the protests.

China

Author : Henry Kissinger
ISBN : 3570551911
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The Legacy Of Tiananmen

Author : James A. R. Miles
ISBN : 0472084518
Genre : History
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In The Legacy of Tiananmen, James A. R. Miles asks whether senior leader Deng Xiaoping's gamble that prosperity would bring stability to China has worked or whether, instead, the country's economic transformation is fueling instability. The author, who was the BBC's Beijing correspondent from 1988 to 1994, argues that China today remains at least as unpredictable and volatile as it was at the outset of the Tiananmen Square protests. On the basis of extensive interviews with officials, ordinary citizens, and intellectuals, the author concludes that China in the late 1990s is a country deeply unsure of its future. Politicians and public alike are asking themselves whether China is emerging as a new economic superpower with global influence to match, or if it is heading toward the chaos they so much fear. In the coming years, the answer to this question will have major implications for the outside world. With a population four times that of the former Soviet Union, a China in turmoil would have a colossal impact on some of the world's most successful economies. About the Book: "By brilliantly gathering together newspaper stories, street interviews, leaked official documents and Western chronicles, Miles creates a compelling story of economic change, internal political uncertainty and, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, ideological isolation. . . . It's not a reassuring picture, but one that readers--and not just old China hands--should understand. This is an important book now and will be even more so any minute now." --Publishers Weekly ". . . a fascinating, sobering book that contrasts with much of the conventional wisdom on China. . . . [His] argument needs to be considered by all those who think about the future of the world's largest country and its potential impact on the rest of us." --Kenneth Lieberthal "Miles's book is extremely lucid, coherent, and well-written. Its controversial main theme--that China is a country in deep trouble and may very well not survive a fractious succession struggle after Deng's death--is argued with persuasive force on many different societal levels." --Richard Baum, author of Burying Mao

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