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The Legacy of Tiananmen

China in Disarray

Author: James A. R. Miles

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472084517

Category: History

Page: 379

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In The Legacy of Tiananmen, James A. R. Miles asks whether senior leader Deng Xiaoping's gamble that prosperity would bring stability to China has worked or whether, instead, the country's economic transformation is fueling instability. The author, who was the BBC's Beijing correspondent from 1988 to 1994, argues that China today remains at least as unpredictable and volatile as it was at the outset of the Tiananmen Square protests. On the basis of extensive interviews with officials, ordinary citizens, and intellectuals, the author concludes that China in the late 1990s is a country deeply unsure of its future. Politicians and public alike are asking themselves whether China is emerging as a new economic superpower with global influence to match, or if it is heading toward the chaos they so much fear. In the coming years, the answer to this question will have major implications for the outside world. With a population four times that of the former Soviet Union, a China in turmoil would have a colossal impact on some of the world's most successful economies. About the Book: "By brilliantly gathering together newspaper stories, street interviews, leaked official documents and Western chronicles, Miles creates a compelling story of economic change, internal political uncertainty and, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, ideological isolation. . . . It's not a reassuring picture, but one that readers--and not just old China hands--should understand. This is an important book now and will be even more so any minute now." --Publishers Weekly ". . . a fascinating, sobering book that contrasts with much of the conventional wisdom on China. . . . [His] argument needs to be considered by all those who think about the future of the world's largest country and its potential impact on the rest of us." --Kenneth Lieberthal "Miles's book is extremely lucid, coherent, and well-written. Its controversial main theme--that China is a country in deep trouble and may very well not survive a fractious succession struggle after Deng's death--is argued with persuasive force on many different societal levels." --Richard Baum, author of Burying Mao

Mandate of Heaven

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders

Author: Orville Schell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684804476

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 504

Discusses China's political, social, and economic situation

The Legacy of Tiananmen Square

Author: Michel Cormier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864929020

Category: History

Page: 237

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Examines the struggle to bring democracy to China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

China and the Legacy of Deng Xiaoping

From Communist Revolution to Capitalist Evolution

Author: Michael E. Marti

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574884166

Category: History

Page: 263

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This volume documents a turning point in the Chinese communist revolution that elevates Deng to a role equal to that of Mao. Michael Marti explores post-Tiananmen domestic political wrangling and focuses on Deng's efforts to link all the major elements of society - the PLA, the Party, the revolutionary elders and the regional governors - into a coalition whose survival depends on the success of his economic policies.

Tiananmen Square Protests

Author: Marcia Amidon Lüsted

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781616136864

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5614

Examines the events and aftermath of the massacre by the Chinese army of protestors in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Reflections

The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew

Author: Yang Razali Kassim,Mushahid Ali

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814723908

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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' Reflections: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew is a collection of essays reflecting on Singapore''s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew''s immense contribution to nation-building and the idea of development. This includes its various models — from government and statecraft as well as leadership and governance, to economic development and the management of plural societies. The papers are written by a range of authors who had worked closely with, or for, or grew up, under Lee Kuan Yew. Contents:Foreword (Ong Keng Yong)Preface (Yang Razali Kassim)Introduction (Mushahid Ali)Lee Kuan Yew''s Leadership:History, Heritage and the Idea of Singapore (Wang Gungwu)Reflections on Lee Kuan Yew: His Legacy on the Public Service (Eddie Teo)The Three Lee Kuan Yews I Remember (Chan Heng Chee)The Man and His Dream (Joseph Liow)The Sage and Giant from Southeast Asia (Jusuf Wanandi)The Engine That Was Too Big for the Boat (Kumar Ramakrishna)Lee Kuan Yew and Foreign Policy:Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew''s Worldview (Ang Cheng Guan)Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore''s Foreign Policy: A Productive Iconoclasm (Alan Chong)Pursuing Mutual Strategic Interests: Lee Kuan Yew''s Role in Singapore–US Relations (Ong Keng Yong)A US Envoy''s Impressions of Lee Kuan Yew (Daniel Chua)Lee Kuan Yew''s China Wisdom (Hoo Tiang Boon)Lee Kuan Yew and India''s Turn to Pragmatism (C Raja Mohan)Lee Kuan Yew''s Leadership: Model for China? (Benjamin Ho)A Towering Inspiration for China (Zha Daojiong)Lee Kuan Yew and Suharto: How Mutual Trust Fostered Bilateral Ties (Barry Desker)Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy: His Impact on Singapore–Malaysia Relations (David Han)Lee Kuan Yew''s Economic Legacy: Lessons for Aspiring Countries (Pradumna Rana & Chia-yi Lee)Right Lessons, Wrong Lessons: Africa and Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy (Greg Mills)Lee Kuan Yew and Nation-Building: What Next?:Politician, Lawyer: Will the Legal Culture Endure Him? (Kevin YL Tan)Singaporean Singapore: What Next after Lee Kuan Yew? (Bilveer Singh)Reviving Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy: Malay as the National Language (Yang Razali Kassim)Singapore''s Strategic Future: Lee Kuan Yew''s Legacy for the Next 50 Years (Mushahid Ali)Leaving a Lasting Legacy (Toh Ting Wei)What Lee Kuan Yew Means to Youth Today (Ang Hwee Min & Lo Yi Min)Singapore''s Future Post-LKY: What Do Young Singaporeans Want? (Nur Diyanah Anwar)Will There Be Another LKY? (Dylan Loh) Readership: Students in political science, public policy, leadership and governance, and management of plural societies, and general public. Key Features:A timely series of reflections on Singapore''s iconic leader Lee Kuan Yew by thinkers, scholars and researchers from different generationsThis book adds value to the growing collection of publications on Lee Kuan Yew''s multifaceted and impressive legacy and contributions to SingaporeAuthors include prominent public intellectuals and academics, almost all associated, in their current or previous leadership or research capacities, with RSIS, an increasingly influential Asia-Pacific think tank which offers views and opinions that get heard and publishedKeywords:Lee Kuan Yew;Nation-Building;Governance;Plural Societies;National Language;Foreign Policy'

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

Author: Jeff Hay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737751304

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Readers will examine the historical events leading up to and following China's 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. This volume looks at issues surrounding the incident such as the impact on democracy, the relationship between economic and political reform in China, and the legitimacy of the Tiananmen Papers of 2001. It also offers personal perspectives from people affected by the protests.

The People's Republic of Amnesia

Tiananmen Revisited

Author: Louisa Lim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199347727

Category: History

Page: 240

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Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history. Lim reveals new details about those fateful days, including how one of the country's most senior politicians lost a family member to an army bullet, as well as the inside story of the young soldiers sent to clear Tiananmen Square. She also introduces us to individuals whose lives were transformed by the events of Tiananmen Square, such as a founder of the Tiananmen Mothers, whose son was shot by martial law troops; and one of the most important government officials in the country, who post-Tiananmen became one of its most prominent dissidents. And she examines how June 4th shaped China's national identity, fostering a generation of young nationalists, who know little and care less about 1989. For the first time, Lim uncovers the details of a brutal crackdown in a second Chinese city that until now has been a near-perfect case study in the state's ability to rewrite history, excising the most painful episodes. By tracking down eyewitnesses, discovering US diplomatic cables, and combing through official Chinese records, Lim offers the first account of a story that has remained untold for a quarter of a century. The People's Republic of Amnesia is an original, powerfully gripping, and ultimately unforgettable book about a national tragedy and an unhealed wound.

China Live

People Power and the Television Revolution

Author: Mike Chinoy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847693184

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

View: 7133

The Hong Kong Bureau Chief for CNN offers a look at recent Chinese history, discussing the death of Mao, Deng Xiaoping's reforms, and the Tiananmen Square massacre

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 - 2009

Author: Jonathan Fenby

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014191761X

Category: History

Page: 816

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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

Sag nicht, wir hätten gar nichts

Roman

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194083

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 444

Ein preisgekrönter Roman über China von den 1940ern bis heute, über zwei eng verbundene Musikerfamilien und ihr Schicksal. Die herzzerreißenden Lebensgeschichten der Musiker, ihrer Freunde, Familien und Geliebten, die in den Strudel der Politik geraten, in das Auf und Ab von Revolution, Gewalt und Unterdrückung, führen zu der universellsten und zugleich privatesten aller Fragen: Wie kann der Mensch sich selbst treu bleiben, lieben und kreativ sein, wenn er sich verstellen und verstecken muss, weil er um sein Leben fürchtet? Erzählerin dieses vielschichtigen Epos ist Marie, die mit ihrer Mutter in Kanada lebt und nicht versteht, warum ihr Vater nach China zurückgekehrt ist. Als sie zehn Jahre alt war, haben sie einen Gast bei sich aufgenommen, die junge Ai-ming, die nach dem Massaker am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens aus Peking geflohen ist. Marie ahnte bald, dass sie eine gemeinsame Geschichte haben, und nun versucht sie, Licht ins Dunkel der Vergangenheit zu bringen.

China

Zwischen Tradition und Herausforderung

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570551912

Category:

Page: 605

View: 8103

A Modern History of Hong Kong

Author: Steve Tsang

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845114190

Category: History

Page: 340

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This major history of Hong Kong tells the remarkable story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism. The story began in 1842 with the original Opium War', after which the British built Hong Kong up to become a focus for investment in the region and an international center with global shipping, banking and financial interests. Yet by far the most momentous change in the history of this prosperous, capitalist colony was its return in 1997 to Mother China', the most powerful Communist state in the world.

Ein Leben in China

Die Zeit der Partei

Author: Philippe Ôtié,Li Kunwu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037311042

Category:

Page: 196

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Red Dragon Rising

Communist China's Military Threat to America

Author: Edward Timperlake,William C. Triplett, II

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596987146

Category: History

Page: 300

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The bestselling authors of The Year of the Rat expose how the Clinton administration helped Communist China achieve its military ambitions.

The Impact of China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

Author: Jean-Philippe Béja

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136906851

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The 1989 pro-democracy movement in China constituted a huge challenge to the survival of the Chinese communist regime. This book assesses the impact of the movement, and of the ensuing repression on the political evolution of the People’s Republic of China. It discusses how the events of 1989 are remembered and have affected China’s international relations and diplomacy; how human rights, law enforcement, policing, and liberal thought have developed over two decades.

Bandung Revisited

The Legacy of the 1955 Asian-African Conference for International Order

Author: See Seng Tan,Amitav Acharya

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971693930

Category: History

Page: 229

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The 1955 Asian-African conference (the "Bandung Conference") was a meeting of 29 Asian and African nations that sought to draw on Asian and African nationalism and religious traditions to forge a new international order that was neither communist nor capitalist. It led six years later to the non-aligned movement. Few would dispute the notion that the inaugural meeting in 1955 was a watershed in international history, but there is much disagreement about its long-term legacy and its significance for present-day international affairs. Determining the what, why and how of this monumental event remains a challenge for students of the Conference and of Third World international politics. Was it a post-colonial ideological reaction to the passing of the age of empire or an innovative effort to promote a new regionalism based on mutual goodwill and strong regional ties? Were its principles of peaceful coexistence a rhetorical flourish or a substantive policy initiative? Did the Conference help define North-South relations? And in what way did the Conference contribute to the regional order of contemporary Asia? -- Back cover.

Eine Frage der Höflichkeit

Roman

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713677

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 5657

New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve – zwei Provinzschönheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen – gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er trägt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein – ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft à trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausführt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jäh durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich für Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist – und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.

Einfache Rezepte

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641205107

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Die preisgekrönte Erzählsammlung der Autorin des gefeierten Romans „Jene Sehnsucht nach Gewissheit“: Sieben grandiose Familiengeschichten über Liebe und Verrat, über die Sehnsucht nach Geborgenheit und das Verlassenwerden, über Glück und Trauer. Sieben unvergessliche Geschichten, erzählt mit einer Wahrhaftigkeit und Eindringlichkeit, die ihresgleichen suchen. Zwei Schwestern, junge Mädchen, halten vor ihrem früheren Haus Wache. Es ist der Geburtstag ihrer Mutter, und sie sind allein mit dem Bus ans andere Ende der Stadt gefahren, haben der Pflegefamilie nichts gesagt, weil sie hoffen, dass ihre Mutter, die eines Tages sang- und klanglos verschwunden ist, zu ihrem alten Haus kommt und nach ihnen sucht. Eine Frau entdeckt, dass ihr Mann vorhatte, sie zu verlassen und zu seiner Jugendliebe zurückzukehren. Er wurde abgewiesen. Als diese Fremde bei einem Autounfall ums Leben kommt, steht die Ehefrau vor der Entscheidung, wie sie mit ihrem gebrochenen Mann, seiner Trauer und ihrer eigenen Verzweiflung und Wut umgehen soll. Eine Tochter erinnert sich an die bedingungslose Liebe, die sie als Kind für ihren Vater empfand, wie sie ihm fasziniert bei den Ritualen des Kochens – Reis waschen, Fisch zubereiten – zuschaute und zur Hand ging. Und sie erinnert sich an den Moment, in dem plötzlich alles in Frage gestellt war. Madeleine Thien spürt in ihren Geschichten den oft krummen Wegen der Liebe nach. Mit wenigen Strichen fängt sie entscheidende Szenen ein, ob in der Kindheit oder im Leben von Erwachsenen, und zeigt erschreckend klar, wie Nähe, Vertrauen und Sehnsucht den Menschen erst empfänglich machen für den Schmerz.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989

Author: Jeffrey A. Engel

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199832447

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3094

More than two decades after the Wall's collapse, this book brings together leading authorities who offer a fresh look at how leaders in four vital centers of world politics--the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and China--viewed the world in the aftermath of this momentous event. Jeffrey Engel contributes a chronological narrative of this tumultuous period, followed by substantive essays by Melvyn Leffler on the United States, Chen Jian on China, James Sheehan on Germany and Europe, and William Taubman and Svetlana Savranskaya on the Soviet Union.

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