Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement

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Stanford University Press, 1998 - 269 halaman
This is a riveting, day-by-day, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989, as well as of the crucial events in Beijing during the previous weeks that largely precipitated the massacre. The author focuses on the army--the People's Liberation Army--which, with its motto "Serve the People," had always prided itself on its close ties to the civilian population. What were the intentions of the Chinese government in mobilizing the army against civilians? Why did the troops act as they did, and what does this say about how the army would act on the next such occasion? How does the military suppression of the democracy movement help us to understand China's current predicament over democratization and human rights?
 

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In 1989, the Tiananmen Square massacre shocked the world. While publications on the event are numerous, most have concentrated on analyzing the political system, evaluating the strategy of the student ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Counting Bodies June 4
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Consequences June 49
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Closing the Century
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Afterword
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Notes
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Bibliography
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