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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

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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