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Civil Society in China

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With B. Michael Frolic The suppression of the Democracy Movement in 1989 drove political scientists and historians of China to seek to understand the conditions under which Chinese might see to organize society with and without the supervision of the state. The translation into English in 1989 of Jürgen Habermas’ The Structural Transformation of the Read more

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Quelling the People

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The Beijing Massacre was a watershed in the history of modern China. In the early hours of June 4, 1989, the People’s Liberation Army forced its way into the center of Beijing. Its objective was to take control of Tiananmen Square, headquarters of the fledgling Democracy Movement, at all costs. Even the Chinese leaders may Read more

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