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Beijing Spring 1989 Confrontation And Conflict The Basic Documents

Author : Michel C. Oksenberg
ISBN : 9781315289076
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A collection of documents, with commentary, which trace the day-to-day pronouncements, utterances, and reflections from all sides of the conflict in China in the spring of 1989. The 65 documents are arranged chronologically, starting in early March and ending in late June.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

China Since Tiananmen Political Economic And Social Conflicts Documents And Analysis

Author : Nancy Sullivan
ISBN : 9781315482156
Genre : Political Science
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This text presents a selection of articles from the Chinese and Hong Kong press. The 109 documents record the deepening social and political changes that have emerged in China since Tiananmen Square. The articles offer contrasting views in politics, economics, society and culture, and science and technology. They include revelations of profound social changes in Chinese society involving crime, AIDS and the profusion of new media. The book also features a historical chronology from June 1989 to early 1994 and a glossary of major political figures in the Chinese Communist Party and military.
Category: Political Science

China Hong Kong Taiwan Inc

Author : Willem Van Kemenade
ISBN : 9780307758361
Genre : Business & Economics
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On the eve of June 30, Hong Kong was officially passed back to China. This event will mark what Willem van Kemenade sees as the start of an increasingly problematic -- and even dangerous -- reintegration of the old Chinese empire into a new world superpower. Since the early 1980s, investment money has been pouring into China from Hong Kong and trade has escalated at a rocket's pace. A few years later, the same pattern began between China and Taiwan. The combination of Hong Kong/Taiwan management, financial and export know-how with China's inexhaustible pool of cheap labor and land has enabled China in one decade to leap from an impoverished revolutionary state to a major international trading power. This economic boom, in conjunction with the violation of intellectual property rights, systematic tax fraud, and the corruption of the police force, has helped shape the "socialist market economy," China's third way -- and a new mix of old-fashioned Soviet Communism and East Asian capitalism. The formal addition of Hong Kong will add to this mixture the democratic structures set in place by the British. And, as China moves to reclaim Taiwan (the process has already begun), it will be incorporating a rival Chinese sub-nation with a fully election-based political system and a powerful independence movement. Can such a reunified China resist the "spiritual pollution" of democratic values, human rights, and political freedom? Will it become the first depoliticized "corporatist superpower"? What are the prospects that reunification will be peaceful? Van Kemenade's portrait of the true internal power structures of the three Chinas provides our clearest look yet at the fastest-rising new empire in the world today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Business & Economics

State And Laid Off Workers In Reform China

Author : Yongshun Cai
ISBN : 9781134204151
Genre : Political Science
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In the 1990s, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work. This empirically rich study calls on comprehensive surveys and interviews, combining quantitative data with qualitative in its examination of the variation in workers' collective action. Cai investigates the difference in interests of and options available to workers that reduce their solidarity, as well as the obstacles that prevent their coordination. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, this book explores the Chinese Government’s policies and how their feedback shaped workers’ incentives and capacity of action.
Category: Political Science

The People S Republic Of Amnesia

Author : Louisa Lim
ISBN : 9780199347728
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

A Modern History Of Hong Kong

Author : Steve Tsang
ISBN : 9780857730831
Genre : History
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This major history of Hong Kong tells the remarkable story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism. The story began in 1842 with the founding of the Crown Colony after the First Anglo-Chinese war - the original ‘Opium War’. As premier power in Europe and an expansionist empire, Britain first created in Hong Kong a major naval station and the principal base to open the Celestial Chinese Empire to trade. Working in parallel with the locals, the British built it up to become a focus for investment in the region and an international centre with global shipping, banking and financial interests. Yet by far the most momentous change in the history of this prosperous, capitalist colony was its return in 1997 to ‘Mother China’, the most powerful Communist state in the world. Steve Tsang, drawing on a vast array of official and private sources, both Chinese and European, traces the development of the classic Crown Colony government with its Governors, elite Administrative Officers and non-elected Executive and Legislative Councils, and British-based legal and education systems. Whilst this structure sheltered and nurtured the astounding economic take-off, the vital engine of this development was the mass-immigration of Chinese - hard-working, entrepreneurial, quick to absorb Western ideas while retaining Chinese traditions - blending with expatriate European business interests. The author goes on to examine the effect of the trauma of invasion and defeat at the hands of the Japanese in the Second World War, the stirrings of democracy, the beginnings of Hong Kong identity and the growing influence of China. The story culminates in the saga of the end of the empire with the emotional hauling down of the Union flag and the raising of China’s colours.
Category: History

Hong Kong

Author : Steve Tsang
ISBN : UOM:39015040566732
Genre : Political Science
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Hong Kong faces the greatest challenge in its history as it returns to Chinese rule in 1997. How will it be affected by the pressures of the hand over period, and what lessons can be drawn from its relations with China and its other neighbors in recent years? Hong Kong has survived crises in the past, most notably after the Japanese takeover in 1941. In the course of the Pacific War it came under the Allied Theater for which the nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai shek was Supreme Commander, and in 1945 its future as a British colony was seriouly threatened. Although Hong Kong did ultimately return to British rule, an appointment was made with China for the year 1997. Hong Kong was to rejoin mother China. Despite the assurances of business leaders and politicians--from both East and West--that no radical changes are planned, doubts remain over the course that has been mapped out for Hong Kong in the next millennium. Hong Kong: An Appointment with China provides a much needed introduction for the general reader to the background and implications of this historic hand over, including the problems which have threatened the process--particularly the impact of the Tiananmen massacre and disputes over democratization.
Category: Political Science

People S China

Author : Craig Dietrich
ISBN : 0195106288
Genre : History
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This standard text has been updated to take into account China's increasing economic liberalization along with its continuing authoritarianism in the late 1990's. Beginning with the sweeping changes which occurred when Mao Zedong and the Communists defeated Chiang Kai-shek in 1949 and took over a China which was still reeling from World War II, People's China introduces us to the unique characters and events which have shaped recent Chinese history. With remarkable economy, People's China chronologically unpacks the essential story of modern China -- the historical background, the ideologies, the grand economic achievements, and the cruel repression.
Category: History