Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement

Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement

By: Brook, Timothy

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This is a riveting, day-by-day, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989, as well as of the crucial events in Beijing during the previous weeks that largely precipitated the massacre. The author focuses on the army -- the People's Liberation Army -- which, with its motto "Serve the People, " had always prided Itself on its close ties to the civilian population. What were the intentions of the Chinese government in mobilizing army against civilians? Why did the act as they did, and what does this say about how the army would act on the next such occasion? How does the military suppression of the democracy help us to understand China's current predicament over democratization and human rights?

Title: Quelling the People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement

Author: Brook, Timothy

Categories: History,

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1998-12-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 0804736383

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780804736381

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780804736381

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