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Neither Gods nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China

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ISBN-10: 0520211618
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"[Calhoun's] analysis of the whos and the whys of the Tiananmen protest is excellent."
--Colina MacDougall, Times Literary Supplement
 
"[Calhoun] presents a fresh perspective . . . [and] has highlighted resonances to which even China experts, especially those who study the People's Republic, have not hitherto been especially sensitive. It sometimes takes an outsider, particularly one of Calhoun's caliber, to draw attention to patterns of behavior which the insider has ignored."
--Merle Goldman, The China Quarterly
 
"To date, [Neither Gods Nor Emperors] offers the most complete and balanced narrative of events, and its analysis shines in restoring to the students a subjectivity that subsequent recriminations have tended to obscure."
--Timothy Brook, China Review International

About the Author

Craig Calhoun is Chair of the Department of Sociology at New York University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520211618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520211612
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the main strengths of this book is that the author was in Beijing during 1989 when the protests were taking place at Tiananmen Square. The first part of the book gives more of a first-hand perspective and the second half of the book gives a more nuanced analytical approach drawing on Calhoun's background in Sociology. Two observations struck me: 1) the book illustrates the view that the government and society as a whole took towards the students in Tiananmen Square itself who were spared, in contrast to those in surrounding streets; 2) the protests took place in 1989 while protests were happening in Central and Eastern Europe but it is important to recognize that the students were linking up to reform efforts that dated back to the "May 4th movement" (May 4, 1919). For anyone wanting to better understand these few months in 1989 this is a very good book to start with.
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