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Tiananmen moon : inside the Chinese student uprising of 1989

Author: Philip J Cunningham
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2009.
Series: Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
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This compelling book povides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Philip J Cunningham offers a remarkable day-by-day account of Beijing students desperately trying to secure the most coveted political real estate in China in the face of ever more daunting government countermoves. He also follows the parallel response of an unprepared but resourceful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Cunningham
ISBN: 9780742566729 0742566722 9780742566743 0742566749
OCLC Number: 298781988
Description: xi, 291 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: New moon --
In search of the real China --
The new May fourth spirit --
Ten thousand bicycles --
II: Waxing moon --
Hunger strike --
Laying claim to the square --
Looking for Gorbachev --
Working-class heroes --
Rising tide of rebellion --
Everyone an emperor --
Breaking the fast --
III: Waning moon --
Martial law --
Provincial vagabonds --
Egg on the face of Mao --
Tiananmen headquarters --
Radical camp --
Last will and testament --
Clandestine interview --
Going underground --
Midnight rendezvous --
IV: No moon --
Troops are coming --
Of tanks and men --
Eve of destruction --
The sky is crying.
Series Title: Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Responsibility: Philip J. Cunningham.

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This compelling book povides a vivid first-hand account of the student demonstrations and massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Philip J Cunningham offers a remarkable day-by-day account of Beijing students desperately trying to secure the most coveted political real estate in China in the face of ever more daunting government countermoves. He also follows the parallel response of an unprepared but resourceful Western media.

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Tiananmen Moon is at its best when Mr. Cunningham captures the disarray as the protests evolved and especially as the massacre began... [Cunningham] deals with events that cannot be discussed in Read more...

 
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