Falun Gong and the Future of China

Falun Gong and the Future of China

by David Ownby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195329058

ISBN-13: 9780195329056

Pub. Date: 04/16/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In 1999, 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside Zhongnanhai, the guarded compound where China's highest leaders live and work, in a day-long peaceful protest of police brutality against fellow practitioners in the neighboring city of Tianjin. This book explains what Falun Gong is and where it came from.  See more details below

Overview

In 1999, 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered outside Zhongnanhai, the guarded compound where China's highest leaders live and work, in a day-long peaceful protest of police brutality against fellow practitioners in the neighboring city of Tianjin. This book explains what Falun Gong is and where it came from.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195329056
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Qigong, Falun Gong, and the Crisis of the Post-Mao State     3
A History for Falun Gong     23
The Creation and Evolution of Qigong     45
The Life and Times of Li Hongzhi in China, 1952-1995     79
Falun Gong Outside of China: Fieldwork among Diaspora Practitioners     125
David Meets Goliath: The Conflict between Falun Gong and the Chinese State     161
Conclusion: Unpacking Contexts     229
Chinese Emigration to North America, 1951-2002     237
Falun Dafa Practitioners Questionnaire     241
Notes     247
Bibliography     271
Index     285

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