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Evening chats in Beijing = [Pei-ching yeh hua] : probing China's predicament

Author: E Perry Link
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
"Chinese intellectuals have a traditional duty, for which there is no equivalent in the West: to worry, to "take responsibility for all under heaven," to argue the question "What can we do with China?" The Spring 1989 demonstrations in Tiananmen Square climaxed a year of animated, despairing, idealistic worry--a year in which writers, journalists, scientists, professors, and reformist officials were able to gather  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Perry Link
ISBN: 0393310655 9780393310658
OCLC Number: 32951233
Notes: Parallel title in Chinese characters.
Description: xiv, 321 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Liu Binyan --
1. Social World --
Corruption --
Work-Unit System --
Money First, Education Last --
Repression --
2. Livelihood --
Daily Life --
Financial Squeeze --
Housing Pinch --
Morale --
Public Incivility --
No Way Out --
3. History --
May Fourth --
"Peasant Consciousness" --
Campaigns of the 1950s --
Revelations of Dai Qing --
Cultural Revolution --
Reforms of the 1980s --
Course of Twentieth-Century Chinese History --
Historical Parallels --
Problem of Pessimism --
4. Identity: Language and Ideology --
Living with the Official Language --
Search for an Ideology --
Patriotism --
5. Identity Within Groups --
Identity with the State --
Identity with Other Groups --
Individualism --
Four Generations --
Returned Student --
6. Responsibility --
Worrying Mentality --
Responsibility of Expression: Two Traps --
Problem of "Knowledge for Use" --
New Definitions of Responsibility --
Advancing Democracy --
Debate over New Authoritarianism.
Other Titles: Pei-ching yeh hua
Responsibility: Perry Link.


"A lively survey of today's China as seen by [its] brooding intellectuals. A terrific book." -Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book Review  Read more...


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