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China's Great Leap

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An essential book for understanding China on the cusp of the Olympics, China’s Great Leap draws on the expertise of many of the world’s leading China experts. These writers examine the People’s Republic of China today as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and adapting to a market revolution. Today China wants to engage with the outside world—while fully controlling the engagement. How will the new leaders in Beijing manage the Olympic process and the internal and external pressures for reform it creates? China’s Great Leap will illuminate China’s recent history and outline how domestic and international pressures in the context of the Olympics could achieve human rights change. Learn about key areas for human rights reform and how the Olympics could represent a possible great leap forward for the people of China and for the world.

With contributions from Joseph Amon, Bao Tong, Frank Ching, Jerome A. Cohen, Arvind Ganesan, R. Scott Greathead, Han Dongfang and Geoffrey Crothall, Sharon Hom, John Kamm, Phelim Kine, Jimmy Lai, Liu Xiaobo, Martin Lee, Christine Loh, Emily Parker, Kenneth Roth, Sophie Richardson, Mickey Spiegel, Wang Dan, and Dave Zirin.

As Media Director of Human Rights Watch, Minky Worden monitors crises, wars, human rights abuses, and political developments in more than seventy countries worldwide. From 1992–98, Worden lived and worked in Hong Kong as an adviser to Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee. Worden is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks Cantonese and German, and is an elected member of the Overseas Press Club’s Board of Governors. She is the co-editor of Torture: Does It Make Us Safer? Is It Ever Ok? A Human Rights Perspective.

Book News Annotation:

Western journalists, academics, and others suggest how the 2008 Olympics, to be held in Beijing, can be used to improve China's behavior regarding human rights, air pollution, migrant workers, and other matters. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

An essential book for understanding China on the cusp of the Olympics.

Synopsis:

With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, Chinas Great Leap examines the Peoples Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and adapting to a market revolution. Today, China wants to engage with the outside world—while fully controlling the engagement. How will the new leaders in Beijing manage the Olympic process and the internal and external pressures for reform it creates? Chinas Great Leap will illuminate Chinas recent history and outline how domestic and international pressures in the context of the Olympics could achieve human rights change. Learn about key areas for human rights reform and how the Olympics could represent a possible great leap forward for the people of China and for the world.

About the Author

As Media Director of Human Rights Watch, Minky Worden monitors crises, wars, human rights abuses, and political developments in over seventy countries worldwide. Worden is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an elected member of the Overseas Press Club's Board of Governors. She is coeditor of Torture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583228432
Author:
Worden, Minley
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Editor:
Worden, Minky
Contribution by:
Amon, Joseph
Contribution by:
Tong, Bao
Contribution:
Amon, Joseph
Contribution:
Tong, Bao
Author:
Ladir Van Lohuizen
Author:
Van Lohuizen, Ladir
Author:
Worden, Minky
Author:
Kristof, Nicholas
Subject:
International
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Human rights -- China.
Subject:
Olympics -- Political aspects -- China.
Subject:
Human rights - China
Subject:
Non-Classifiable : Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Olympics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 B&W photographs
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , With contributions from some of the most well respected and experienced Chinese writers, journalists, and organizers, Chinas Great Leap examines the Peoples Republic of China as its government and 1.3 billion people prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games. When Beijing first sought the Games, China was still recovering from the upheavals of Maoist rule and adapting to a market revolution. Today, China wants to engage with the outside world—while fully controlling the engagement. How will the new leaders in Beijing manage the Olympic process and the internal and external pressures for reform it creates? Chinas Great Leap will illuminate Chinas recent history and outline how domestic and international pressures in the context of the Olympics could achieve human rights change. Learn about key areas for human rights reform and how the Olympics could represent a possible great leap forward for the people of China and for the world.
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