Evening chats in Beijing : Probing China's predicament (Book, 1992) [WorldCat.org]
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Evening chats in Beijing : Probing China's predicament

Author: E Perry Link
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Before the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, intellectuals in China gathered to discuss their fears about Communist repression and the corruption of society. Link was present at many evening chats  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Perry Link
ISBN: 0393030520 9780393030525
OCLC Number: 1007479598
Description: xiv, 321 pages ; ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Liu Binyan --
1. Social World. Corruption. The 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" The Campaigns of the 1950s. The Revelations of Dai Qing. The Cultural Revolution. The Reforms of the 1980s. The Course of Twentieth-Century Chinese History. Historical Parallels. The Problem of Pessimism --
4. Identity: Language and Ideology. Living with the Official Language. The Search for an Ideology. Patriotism --
5. Identity Within Groups. Identity with the State. Identity with Other Groups. Individualism. Four Generations. The Returned Student --
6. Responsibility. The Worrying Mentality. The Responsibility of Expression: Two Traps. The Problem of "Knowledge for Use" New Definitions of Responsibility. Advancing Democracy. The Debate over New Authoritarianism.
Responsibility: Perry Link.

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