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Tiananmen Moon : Inside the Chinese Student Uprising of 1989

By: Cunningham, Philip J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Asian Voices: Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009Description: 1 online resource (319 p.).ISBN: 9780742566743.Subject(s): Beijing (China) | Beijing (China) - Social life and customs - 20th century | China - History - Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 | China - History - Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 - Press coverage | China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989 | College students - China - Beijing | College students -- China -- Beijing -- Biography | Foreign correspondents - China - Beijing - History - 20th century | Foreign correspondents -- China -- Beijing -- History -- 20th century | Student movements - China - Beijing - History - 20th century | Student movements -- China -- Beijing -- History -- 20th century | Tian'an Men (Beijing, China) - History - 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tiananmen Moon : Inside the Chinese Student Uprising of 1989DDC classification: 951.058 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction: Looking for the Real China; Part I: NEW MOON; May 3: In Search of the Real China; May 4: The New May Fourth Spirit; May 10: Ten Thousand Bicycles; Part II: WAXING MOON; May 13: Hunger Strike; May 14: Laying Claim to the Square; May 15: Looking for Gorbachev; May 16: Working-Class Heroes; May 17: Rising Tide of Rebellion; May 18: Everyone an Emperor; May 19: Breaking the Fast; Part III: WANING MOON; May 20: Martial Law; May 22: Provincial Vagabonds; May 23: Egg on the Face of Mao; May 24: Tiananmen Headquarters; May 26: Radical Camp
May 28: Last Will and TestamentMay 28: Clandestine Interview; Map 28. Going Underground; May 28: Midnight Rendezvous; Part IV: NO MOON; June 2: Troops Are Coming; June 3: Of Tanks and Men; June 3-4: Eve of Destruction; June 4: The Sky Is Crying; Afterword; About the Book; About the Author; photospread
Summary: The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this book is now available. This compelling book provides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and violent crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Uniquely placed as a Western observer drawn into active participation through Chinese friends in the uprising, 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 brings to life the story of the demonstrations, from the tentative early marches to the huge outpouring of support, from the hunger strikes and jostling for influence among student leaders, to the senseless bloody crackdown. This remarkable testament to a searing month that changed China forever serves witness to the rise and fall of an uprising, capturing the plaintive and lyrical beauty of a dream that endures and continues to haunt the country today.
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Contents; Preface; Introduction: Looking for the Real China; Part I: NEW MOON; May 3: In Search of the Real China; May 4: The New May Fourth Spirit; May 10: Ten Thousand Bicycles; Part II: WAXING MOON; May 13: Hunger Strike; May 14: Laying Claim to the Square; May 15: Looking for Gorbachev; May 16: Working-Class Heroes; May 17: Rising Tide of Rebellion; May 18: Everyone an Emperor; May 19: Breaking the Fast; Part III: WANING MOON; May 20: Martial Law; May 22: Provincial Vagabonds; May 23: Egg on the Face of Mao; May 24: Tiananmen Headquarters; May 26: Radical Camp

May 28: Last Will and TestamentMay 28: Clandestine Interview; Map 28. Going Underground; May 28: Midnight Rendezvous; Part IV: NO MOON; June 2: Troops Are Coming; June 3: Of Tanks and Men; June 3-4: Eve of Destruction; June 4: The Sky Is Crying; Afterword; About the Book; About the Author; photospread

The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this book is now available. This compelling book provides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and violent crackdown in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Uniquely placed as a Western observer drawn into active participation through Chinese friends in the uprising, 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 brings to life the story of the demonstrations, from the tentative early marches to the huge outpouring of support, from the hunger strikes and jostling for influence among student leaders, to the senseless bloody crackdown. This remarkable testament to a searing month that changed China forever serves witness to the rise and fall of an uprising, capturing the plaintive and lyrical beauty of a dream that endures and continues to haunt the country today.

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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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