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Tiananmen moon : inside the Chinese student uprising of 1989 / Philip J. Cunningham.

By: Cunningham, Philip J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.): Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2009Description: xi, 291 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780742566729 (cloth); 0742566722 (cloth); 9780742566743 (electronic); 0742566749 (electronic).Subject(s): China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 | College students -- China -- Beijing -- Biography | Student movements -- China -- Beijing -- History -- 20th century | Beijing (China) -- Biography | Tian'an Men (Beijing, China) -- History -- 20th century | Beijing (China) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Foreign correspondents -- China -- Beijing -- History -- 20th century | China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 -- Press coverageDDC classification: 951.05/8
Contents:
I: New moon -- In search of the real China -- The new May fourth spirit -- Ten thousand bicycles -- II: Waxing moon -- Hunger strike -- Laying claim to the square -- Looking for Gorbachev -- Working-class heroes -- Rising tide of rebellion -- Everyone an emperor -- Breaking the fast -- III: Waning moon -- Martial law -- Provincial vagabonds -- Egg on the face of Mao -- Tiananmen headquarters -- Radical camp -- Last will and testament -- Clandestine interview -- Going underground -- Midnight rendezvous -- IV: No moon -- Troops are coming -- Of tanks and men -- Eve of destruction -- The sky is crying.
Summary: This compelling book povides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Philip J Cunningham offers a remarkable day-by-day account of Beijing students desperately trying to secure the most coveted political real estate in China in the face of ever more daunting government countermoves. He also follows the parallel response of an unprepared but resourceful Western media.
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This compelling book povides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Philip J Cunningham offers a remarkable day-by-day account of Beijing students desperately trying to secure the most coveted political real estate in China in the face of ever more daunting government countermoves. He also follows the parallel response of an unprepared but resourceful Western media.

I: New moon -- In search of the real China -- The new May fourth spirit -- Ten thousand bicycles -- II: Waxing moon -- Hunger strike -- Laying claim to the square -- Looking for Gorbachev -- Working-class heroes -- Rising tide of rebellion -- Everyone an emperor -- Breaking the fast -- III: Waning moon -- Martial law -- Provincial vagabonds -- Egg on the face of Mao -- Tiananmen headquarters -- Radical camp -- Last will and testament -- Clandestine interview -- Going underground -- Midnight rendezvous -- IV: No moon -- Troops are coming -- Of tanks and men -- Eve of destruction -- The sky is crying.

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A rare Westerner who can read and speak fluent Chinese, Cunningham (media studies, Doshisha Univ., Kyoto) takes us on a historical journey through the streets of Beijing, where he had worked as a freelance journalist in the eventful days leading up to the Tiananmen Square massacre, one of the darkest moments of Chinese history. Based on his reminiscences, Cunningham's evocative day-by-day testimony of the monthlong political chess match between the students and the Communist regime before the violent military crackdown on June 4, 1989, reads as much like an action-based thriller as an historical narrative. In offering a candid view of the student leadership based on his interviews and interactions with the protesters, Cunningham's account reveals the dissent and factionalism within the student ranks. A welcome addition to our understanding of a convoluted and perplexing historical black mark that media and scholarly pundits have only begun to unravel after nearly two decades of silence, this book will be appreciated by both interested general readers and scholars.-Allan Cho, Univ. of British Columbia Lib., Vancouver (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Philip J Cunningham is professor of media studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

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