From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China

From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China

by Merle Goldman

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$46.50

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674018907
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsxi
Introduction: From Comrades to Citizens in the Post-Mao Era1
1Democracy Wall: The First Assertion of Political Rights in the Post-Mao Era25
2The Establishment of an Independent Political Organization in the 1980s: Beijing Social and Economic Sciences Research Institute51
3The Emergence of Unofficial Political Movements in the 1990s68
4Ideological Diversity Challenges the Party95
5The Flowering of Liberalism, 1997-1998128
6The Establishment of an Alternative Political Party: The China Democracy Party161
7Citizenship Extends into Cyberspace despite Repression183
8The Expansion of Rights Consciousness201
Epilogue: Redefinition of Chinese Citizenship on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century224
Notes237
Index271

What People are Saying About This

A well-written and balanced portrayal of dissent and opposition in contemporary China, From Comrade to Citizen adds to the strong body of work that Goldman has produced throughout her career.

Joseph Fewsmith

This thoughtful and important book tells us much about the changing shape of the intellectual community in China, the concerns and political strategies of intellectuals, and their relationship with both the political center and the people. As one would expect with a veteran observer of Chinese affairs, Merle Goldman tells the story with a sharp eye and compelling writing.
Joseph Fewsmith, author of China since Tiananmen

Bruce J. Dickson

A well-written and balanced portrayal of dissent and opposition in contemporary China, From Comrade to Citizen adds to the strong body of work that Goldman has produced throughout her career.
Bruce J. Dickson, author of Red Capitalists in China

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