Struggle For Tiananmen

Struggle For Tiananmen

by Nan Lin
     
 

This work examines the environment and events of the spring 1989 Tiananmen Square tragedy. The author argues that the mass movement, which climaxed in Beijing, can be understood only if attention is given to the external environment that provided both opportunities and constraints to the interactions of participating groups, to the shifting participants and their

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This work examines the environment and events of the spring 1989 Tiananmen Square tragedy. The author argues that the mass movement, which climaxed in Beijing, can be understood only if attention is given to the external environment that provided both opportunities and constraints to the interactions of participating groups, to the shifting participants and their goals and interests, and to the historical and cultural factors which guided the behavior of those participants (on both the student and government sides). Unlike other works on this topic, The Struggle for Tiananmen describes and analyzes the movement from its inception to its end—presenting the entire process, providing information from both the authorities and non-student participants, identifying the interactions between external events and the movement, and placing the particular event in the larger context of social movements.

This work will be of interest to scholars and laymen alike in contemporary history, Chinese studies, sociology, and political science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275936563
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1992
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

NAN LIN is a Professor and Director of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute at Duke University and his publications include Life Stress and Well-being (forthcoming), Social Support, Life Events, and Depression, Social Structure and Network Analysis, Foundation of Social Research, and The Study of Human Communication.

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