The Power of Tiananmen: State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement

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In the spring of 1989 over 100,000 students in Beijing initiated the largest student revolt in human history. Television screens across the world filled with searing images from Tiananmen Square of protesters thronging the streets, massive hunger strikes, tanks set ablaze, and survivors tending to the dead and wounded after a swift and brutal government crackdown.

Dingxin Zhao's award-winning The Power of Tiananmen is the definitive treatment of these historic events. Along with grassroots tales and interviews with the young men and women who launched the demonstrations, Zhao carries out a penetrating analysis of the many parallel changes in China's state-society relations during the 1980s. Such changes prepared an alienated academy, gave rise to ecology-based student mobilization, restricted government policy choices, and shaped student emotions and public opinion, all of which, Zhao argues, account for the tragic events in Tiananmen.

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The Power of Tiananmen This text provides a comprehensive account of the events surrounding the largest student revolt in history. The author teases out the emotions, rumours and elements of traditional and national culture that drove the students to revolt in 1989 at Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Full description

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This text provides a comprehensive account of the events surrounding the largest student revolt in history. The author teases out the emotions, rumours and elements of traditional and national culture that drove the students to revolt in 1989 at Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

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