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The Resource The Tiananmen papers, compiled by Zhang Liang ; edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link ; with an afterword by Orville Schell

The Tiananmen papers, compiled by Zhang Liang ; edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link ; with an afterword by Orville Schell

Label
The Tiananmen papers
Title
The Tiananmen papers
Statement of responsibility
compiled by Zhang Liang ; edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link ; with an afterword by Orville Schell
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Compiles internal government and Communist Party documents to chronicle the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in China, revealing the decisions that led to the use of military force against the student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square
  • "On the night of June 3-4, 1989, Chinese troops crushed the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in the history of the communist regime. Although the story of the Tiananmen pro-democracy movement has been told before from the viewpoint of the student demonstrators and the foreign press corps, never before have we been privy to the view from Zhongnanhai, the parklike compound in the center of Beijing that is the seat of China's ruling Party and government offices. In The Tiananmen Papers, the story of the 1989 demonstrations is told for the first time in the words of the leaders who made the decision to crush them." "In this collection of hundreds of internal government and Communist Party documents, we learn how the growing student movement of April and May 1989 split the ruling elite into factions that sought radically different solutions to the unrest that was spreading across the nation. The material also reveals how the most important decisions were made not by formal political institutions but by the eight "Elders," an extra-constitutional final court of appeal whose most important voice belonged to Deng Xiaoping, who was ostensibly retired from all government posts except one. The book includes the minutes of the crucial meetings at which the Elders decided to cashier the pro-reform Party secretary Zhao Ziyang and to replace him with Jiang Zemin, and to declare martial law and finally to send the troops to drive the students from the Square and off the streets."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951.05/8
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS779.32
LC item number
.T537 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nathan, Andrew J.
  • Link, E. Perry
  • Zhang, Liang
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
Label
The Tiananmen papers, compiled by Zhang Liang ; edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link ; with an afterword by Orville Schell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • May 6-16 : hunger strike
  • May 16-19 : the fall of Zhao Ziyang
  • May 19-22 : martial law
  • May 23-25 : the conflict intensifies
  • May 26-28 : the elders choose Jiang Zemin
  • May 29-June 3 : preparing to clear the square
  • June 1989 and after : renewed struggle over China's future
  • Reflections on authentication
  • Orville Schell
  • Abbreviations
  • Reflections on June fourth
  • Who was who : one hundred brief biographies
  • Zhang Liang
  • The documents and their significance
  • Andrew J. Nathan
  • 1986-Spring 1989 : seeds of crisis
  • April 8-23 : the student movement begins
  • April 24-30 : the April 26th editorial
  • May 1-6 : signs of compromise
Control code
45087023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlv, 513 pages
Isbn
9781586480127
Lccn
00045823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Tiananmen papers, compiled by Zhang Liang ; edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link ; with an afterword by Orville Schell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • May 6-16 : hunger strike
  • May 16-19 : the fall of Zhao Ziyang
  • May 19-22 : martial law
  • May 23-25 : the conflict intensifies
  • May 26-28 : the elders choose Jiang Zemin
  • May 29-June 3 : preparing to clear the square
  • June 1989 and after : renewed struggle over China's future
  • Reflections on authentication
  • Orville Schell
  • Abbreviations
  • Reflections on June fourth
  • Who was who : one hundred brief biographies
  • Zhang Liang
  • The documents and their significance
  • Andrew J. Nathan
  • 1986-Spring 1989 : seeds of crisis
  • April 8-23 : the student movement begins
  • April 24-30 : the April 26th editorial
  • May 1-6 : signs of compromise
Control code
45087023
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlv, 513 pages
Isbn
9781586480127
Lccn
00045823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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