Chinese Democracy After Tiananmen

Chinese Democracy After Tiananmen

by Yijiang Ding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231125658

ISBN-13: 9780231125659

Pub. Date: 02/27/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Is China moving toward a liberal democracy? How does Western engagement with China contribute

to this enormous cultural shift? While still one of the most memorable and inflammatory moments in late 20th-century political history, the 1989 protest in Tiananmen Square seems to have accomplished little toward promoting political reform in contemporary China.

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Is China moving toward a liberal democracy? How does Western engagement with China contribute

to this enormous cultural shift? While still one of the most memorable and inflammatory moments in late 20th-century political history, the 1989 protest in Tiananmen Square seems to have accomplished little toward promoting political reform in contemporary China. However, the past decade has witnessed a tremendous shift in the way Chinese society and the Chinese economy are organized, and few would dispute that the country is experiencing a dramatic transition. Yijiang Ding assesses this extraordinary change in terms of changes in the formal conception of "democracy," and illustrates how this central reconstruction has drastically altered the former unity of state and society under the Leninist model. Drawing on new Chinese scholarship and political theory, Ding presents a sweeping and multidimensional picture of modern China at the political crossroads.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231125659
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/27/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Democracy in the Chinese Context2. Pre-Tiananmen Intellectual Rethinking of State and Society3. Post-Tiananmen Discussions4. Emerging Civil Society: Associations5. Reorganizing Rural Society: Village Self-Government6. Cultural Distinction and Psychological Independence7. Conclusion: Theory and Reality

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