In Search of Chinese Democracy: Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949

In Search of Chinese Democracy: Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949

by Edmund S. K. Fung
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521771242

ISBN-13: 9780521771245

Pub. Date: 12/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Edmund Fung examines an important phase of development in China's long quest for democracy. The momentum for democracy, he contends, grew strongest between 1929 and 1949 through civil opposition to the one-party rule of the Guomindang. The Nationalist era contained the germs of a reformist, liberal order, the legacy of which can be seen in the pro-democracy movement…  See more details below

Overview

Edmund Fung examines an important phase of development in China's long quest for democracy. The momentum for democracy, he contends, grew strongest between 1929 and 1949 through civil opposition to the one-party rule of the Guomindang. The Nationalist era contained the germs of a reformist, liberal order, the legacy of which can be seen in the pro-democracy movement of the post-Mao period. This book fills an important gap in the historical literature on Chinese intellectuals between May Fourth radicalism and the Chinese Communists' accession to power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771245
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The dictatorial regime; 2. Setting the opposition agenda: the issue of human rights, 1929–31; 3. The National Emergency 1932–6: political and intellectual responses; 4. In defense of democracy 1933–6; 5. An abortive democratic experiment: the people's political council, 1939–45; 6. Wartime democratic thought; 7. The third force movement: the Chinese democratic league, 1941–5; 8. 'Peace, democracy, unification, and reconstruction' 1946; 9. The last stand of Chinese liberalism; Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Glossary; Index.

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