The Impact of China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

Author: Jean-Philippe Béja

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136906843

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 1967

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.


Zwischen Tradition und Herausforderung

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570551912


Page: 605

View: 6090

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

Author: Jeff Hay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737751304

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3900

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.

Taiwan Army, National Security and Defense Policy Handbook

Author: International Business Publications, USA.

Publisher: Int'l Business Publications

ISBN: 1438747144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 6037

Taiwan Army, National Security and Defense Policy Handbook

Mandate of Heaven

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders

Author: Orville Schell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684804476

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 9759

Discusses China's political, social, and economic situation

Japan's Security Relations with China Since 1989

From Balancing to Bandwagoning?

Author: Reinhard Drifte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134406673

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 1455

Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989 raises the crucial question of whether Japan's political leadership which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China and a US alliance partner with strong swings between engaging and containing China's power. This study of the highly topical bilateral relationship will be of great interest to students and researchers in Japanese and Chinese Studies, Politics, International Relations and Security Studies.

Tiananmen Square

Massacre Crushes China's Democracy Movement

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756541018

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 3499

Tiananmen Square is a Capstone Press publication.


China's struggle for democracy : its prelude, development, aftermath, and impact

Author: Winston L. Y. Yang,Hungdah Chiu,University of Maryland at Baltimore. School of Law

Publisher: Occasional Papers Reprints


Category: History

Page: 314

View: 7182

The People's Republic of Amnesia

Tiananmen Revisited

Author: Louisa Lim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199347727

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 5556

Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, including how one of the country's most senior politicians lost a family member to an army bullet, as well as the inside story of the young soldiers sent to clear Tiananmen Square. She also introduces us to individuals whose lives were transformed by the events of Tiananmen Square, such as a founder of the Tiananmen Mothers, whose son was shot by martial law troops; and one of the most important government officials in the country, who post-Tiananmen became one of its most prominent dissidents. And she examines how June 4th shaped China's national identity, fostering a generation of young nationalists, who know little and care less about 1989. For the first time, Lim uncovers the details of a brutal crackdown in a second Chinese city that until now has been a near-perfect case study in the state's ability to rewrite history, excising the most painful episodes. By tracking down eyewitnesses, discovering US diplomatic cables, and combing through official Chinese records, Lim offers the first account of a story that has remained untold for a quarter of a century. The People's Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound.


Author: Jian Ma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499255649


Page: 927

View: 928

Debating China

The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations

Author: Nina Hachigian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199973903

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3000

America and China are the two most powerful players in global affairs, and no relationship is more consequential. How they choose to cooperate and compete affects billions of lives. But U.S.-China relations are complex and often delicate, featuring a multitude of critical issues that America and China must navigate together. Missteps could spell catastrophe. In Debating China, Nina Hachigian pairs American and Chinese experts in collegial "letter exchanges" that illuminate this multi-dimensional and complex relationship. These fascinating conversations-written by highly respected scholars and former government officials from the U.S. and China-provide an invaluable dual perspective on such crucial issues as trade and investment, human rights, climate change, military dynamics, regional security in Asia, and the media, including the Internet. The engaging dialogue between American and Chinese experts gives readers an inside view of how both sides see the key challenges. Readers bear witness to the writers' hopes and frustrations as they explore the politics, values, history, and strategic frameworks that inform their positions. This unique volume is perfect for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of U.S.-China relations today.

Sag nicht, wir hätten gar nichts


Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194083

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 1191

Ein preisgekrönter Roman über China von den 1940ern bis heute, über zwei eng verbundene Musikerfamilien und ihr Schicksal. Die herzzerreißenden Lebensgeschichten der Musiker, ihrer Freunde, Familien und Geliebten, die in den Strudel der Politik geraten, in das Auf und Ab von Revolution, Gewalt und Unterdrückung, führen zu der universellsten und zugleich privatesten aller Fragen: Wie kann der Mensch sich selbst treu bleiben, lieben und kreativ sein, wenn er sich verstellen und verstecken muss, weil er um sein Leben fürchtet? Erzählerin dieses vielschichtigen Epos ist Marie, die mit ihrer Mutter in Kanada lebt und nicht versteht, warum ihr Vater nach China zurückgekehrt ist. Als sie zehn Jahre alt war, haben sie einen Gast bei sich aufgenommen, die junge Ai-ming, die nach dem Massaker am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens aus Peking geflohen ist. Marie ahnte bald, dass sie eine gemeinsame Geschichte haben, und nun versucht sie, Licht ins Dunkel der Vergangenheit zu bringen.

The Chinese State, Oil and Energy Security

Author: M. Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350555

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 6351

Monique Taylor analyses the policy rationale and institutional underpinnings of China's state-led or neomercantilist oil strategy, and its development, set against the wider context of economic transformation as the country transitions from a centrally planned to market economy.

The Geography of Contemporary China

The Impact of Deng Xiaoping's Decade

Author: Terry Cannon,Alan Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134989555

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 7273

Deng Xiaoping's rule has seen fundamental economic change in China. This book considers the impact of these years on China's physical environment, as well as its people, industry, agriculture and trade. It also assesses the contribution of a decade of Chinese politics towards geopolitics. The book provides an introduction to Communist China, setting its spatial and environmental themes in the historical, political and economic framework so crucial to a proper understanding of this country and the fifth of the world's population it contains. It is particularly suited to courses on China, its geography and development strategy. After the bloody events of Tiananmen Square in June 1989 China's geopolitics will continue to hold the world's attention. With this in view the book also provides guides to further reading.

China Rising

The Meaning of Tiananmen

Author: Lee Feigon

Publisher: Ivan R Dee


Category: History

Page: 269

View: 8407

Traces the rise of the Chinese student movement for democracy, recounts the Tiananmen Square Incident, and analyzes the political situation in modern China

Fünfunddreißigste Mai

Author: Erich Kästner,Isabel Kreitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791511610

Category: Boys

Page: 100

View: 1595

Ein aussergewöhnlicher Tag: Diese ganze Geschichte konnte nur an einem 35. Mai geschehen, denn an diesem Tag muss man aufs Äusserte gefasst sein An besagtem Donnerstag trifft der Apotheker Ringelnatz seinen Enkel Konrad. Dieser muss einen Aufsatz über die Südsee schreiben - doch wie soll man das, wenn man noch nie dort war? Das ist kein Problem für die beiden: auf dem Rücken eines Rollschuhfahrenden Pferdes unternehmen die beiden einfach eine kurze Reise dorthin. Unterwegs kommen sie an vielen seltsamen Stätten, wie z.B. dem Schlaraffenland, vorbei und gelangen endlich über den Äquator in die Südsee. Das ergibt natürlich viel reichhaltiges Material für den Aufsatz. Erich Kästner hiermit erstmals als Comic - wunderbar gelungen in ansprechenden, Walter Trier gewidmeten Bildern und mit viel Gespür für Kästnerschen Humor! Sehr empfehlenswert! Ab 10 Jahren, ausgezeichnet, Urs Geissbühler.