China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges

China's Great Leap: The Beijing Games and Olympian Human Rights Challenges

by Minky Worden
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583228438

ISBN-13: 2901583228431

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and

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With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, China’s Great Leap examines the People’s Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and adapting to a market revolution. Today, China wants to engage with the outside world—while fully controlling the engagement. How will the new leaders in Beijing manage the Olympic process and the internal and external pressures for reform it creates? China’s Great Leap will illuminate China’s recent history and outline how domestic and international pressures in the context of the Olympics could achieve human rights change. Learn about key areas for human rights reform and how the Olympics could represent a possible great leap forward for the people of China and for the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901583228431
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
336

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