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Almost a Revolution: The Story of a Chinese Student's Journey from Boyhood to Leadership in Tiananmen Square (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)

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In his groundbreaking memoir about China's democracy movement and the massacre at Tiananmen Square in June 1989, student leader Shen Tong offers us a rare look at a bold and daring new generation of Chinese citizens who tried to protest the restraints imposed by their country's government. An organizer of the "dialogue delegation," whose goal was to negotiate with the government, Shen provides an insider's record of the day-to-day decisions that led up to June 4th. Written with the help of journalist Marianne Yen, the result is both a powerful documentary and a sensitive account of growing up in contemporary China.

Now nearly ten years later as our fascination with post-Deng China continues to develop, Shen's story and the updated material he provides are weighted with increasing significance. Coupled with much of the recent analysis, Shen's firsthand account vividly contextualizes the Chinese government's opposition to democracy and offers meaningful insight into a country that promises to occupy an increasingly prominent position in the world.

"A cause for celebration . . . an important contribution to China's newly discovered historical memory." --New York Times Book Review

Shen Tong is a doctoral student in political sociology at Boston University and the founder of the Democracy for China Fund, which aims to support and publicize dissent networks in China. Marianne Yen is a former New York correspondent for the Washington Post.

Synopsis:

An eyewitness account of Tiananmen Spring, available once again to commemorate the ten year anniversary of these historic events of China's recent past

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472085576
Preface:
Tong, Shen
Preface:
Tong, Shen
Preface by:
Tong, Shen
Preface:
Tong, Shen
Author:
Tong, Shen
Author:
Shen, Tong
Author:
Tong, Shen
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Students
Subject:
Students -- China -- Political activity.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
China - History - T
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Ann Arbor Paperbacks
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 BandW photographs
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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