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China rising : the meaning of Tiananmen / by Lee Feigon.

By: Feigon, Lee, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, c1990Description: xiii, 269 p. : maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0929587308; 9780929587301.Subject(s): China -- Politics and government -- 1976-2002 | Students -- Political activity -- China | China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989Additional physical formats: Online version:: China rising.DDC classification: 951.05/8 LOC classification: DS779.26 | .F45 1990Other classification: 15.75
Contents:
A legacy of student power -- The Cultural Revolution: a clouded history -- The rise of democratic movements -- The dilemma of economic reform -- The crumbling of the old order -- Igniting the movement -- The victory of April 27 -- The hunger strike -- The crackdown -- Aftermath.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-262) and index.

A legacy of student power -- The Cultural Revolution: a clouded history -- The rise of democratic movements -- The dilemma of economic reform -- The crumbling of the old order -- Igniting the movement -- The victory of April 27 -- The hunger strike -- The crackdown -- Aftermath.

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CHOICE Review

An informative and insightful account of the Chinese student pro-democracy movement that ended in the Tiananmen Square massacre in June 1989. Feigon (East Asian studies, Colby College) author of Chen Duxiu: Founder of the Chinese Communist Party; CH, May'84), combines his knowledge as a historian of modern China and his eyewitness experiences to produce a penetrating interpretation of the events in the spring of 1989. In examining the student protesters of 1989, Feignon analyzes the following factors: a legacy bequeathed by earlier generations of Chinese student leaders, the unintended consequences of the Cultural Revolution, the impact of social and economic changes in the 1980s, and the influence of those in power who had no interest in stopping the students. He also suggests that the lack of sophistication among students and immense informal power held by Deng and other elderly leaders made the tragedy inevitable. It is disappointing that there are neither footnotes nor photographs. There are maps, an index, and a note on sources that serves as a brief bibliography. Recommended for academic and public libraries. All levels. -S. K. Ma, California State University, Los Angeles

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Lee Feigon's earlier books, China Rising (on the Tiananmen Square uprising) and Demystifying Tibet, were widely praised for their authoritative presentation. Mr. Feigon is professor of East Asian Studies at Colby College, and lives in Waterville, Maine, and Winnetka, Illinois.

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