Quelling the People: Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement

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In the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 1989, a group of scholars formed the China Documentation Project to gather information and interview witnesses of the Democracy Movement on its violent suppression. The author was a key member of that group. His book provides a chilling narrative of events from April 1989 up to and beyond the scenes that shocked the world. Filled with vivid personal accounts, the study analyzes the role and actions of the military as well as the protestors. Brook also presents controversial evidence revealing how close China came to intramilitary conflict, as units which had participated in the massacre were confronted by those who had not.

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" It took three and a half years for Brook to collect the pieces of this tragic puzzle. The result: a unique and vigorous study that does not try to find out ' who was wrong and who was right, ' but concentrates on simple facts." -- "Liberation" (Paris)

" The author has done a magnificent job of reconstructing the military mobilization in Beijing and the role of the People' s Liberation Army in the bloody suppression of the Chinese people' s movement. . . . A moving book that vividly displays the extraordinary bravery of the residents of Beijing." -- "Pacific Affairs"

" The author skillfully weaves eyewitness accounts into a smoothly flowing narrative. Two maps of Beijing assist the reader in following the actions described, and there is a seful chronology of events. The work should interest both generalists and specialists, and spans the disciplines of history, political science, and sociology." -- "The China Quarterly"

"The author has done a magnificent job of reconstructing the military mobilization in Beijing and the role of the People's Liberation Army in the bloody suppression of the Chinese people's movement. . . . A moving book that vividly displays the extraordinary bravery of the residents of Beijing."--Pacific Affairs

"The author skillfully weaves eyewitness accounts into a smoothly flowing narrative. Two maps of Beijing assist the reader in following the actions described, and there is a seful chronology of events. The work should interest both generalists and specialists, and spans the disciplines of history, political science, and sociology."--The China Quarterly

"It took three and a half years for Brook to collect the pieces of this tragic puzzle. The result: a unique and vigorous study that does not try to find out 'who was wrong and who was right, ' but concentrates on simple facts."--Liberation (Paris)

-The author skillfully weaves eyewitness accounts into a smoothly flowing narrative. Two maps of Beijing assist the reader in following the actions described, and there is a seful chronology of events. The work should interest both generalists and specialists, and spans the disciplines of history, political science, and sociology.---The China Quarterly

-The author has done a magnificent job of reconstructing the military mobilization in Beijing and the role of the People's Liberation Army in the bloody suppression of the Chinese people's movement. . . . A moving book that vividly displays the extraordinary bravery of the residents of Beijing.---Pacific Affairs

-It took three and a half years for Brook to collect the pieces of this tragic puzzle. The result: a unique and vigorous study that does not try to find out 'who was wrong and who was right, ' but concentrates on simple facts.---Liberation (Paris)

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"The author has done a magnificent job of reconstructing the military mobilization in Beijing and the role of the People's Liberation Army in the bloody suppression of the Chinese people's movement. . . . A moving book that vividly displays the extraordinary bravery of the residents of Beijing."--Pacific Affairs
"The author skillfully weaves eyewitness accounts into a smoothly flowing narrative. Two maps of Beijing assist the reader in following the actions described, and there is a seful chronology of events. The work should interest both generalists and specialists, and spans the disciplines of history, political science, and sociology."--The China Quarterly

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