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Author Zhang, Liang.

Title The Tiananmen papers / compiled by Zhang Liang ; edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link ; with an afterword by Orville Schell
Edition First edition
Published New York : Public Affairs, [2001]
©2001

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Description xlv, 513 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Summary "On the night of June 3-4, 1989, Chinese troops crushed the largest pro-democracy demonstrations in the history of the communist regime. Although the story of the Tiananmen pro-democracy movement has been told before from the viewpoint of the student demonstrators and the foreign press corps, never before have we been privy to the view from Zhongnanhai, the parklike compound in the center of Beijing that is the seat of China's ruling Party and government offices. In The Tiananmen Papers, the story of the 1989 demonstrations is told for the first time in the words of the leaders who made the decision to crush them."
"In this collection of hundreds of internal government and Communist Party documents, we learn how the growing student movement of April and May 1989 split the ruling elite into factions that sought radically different solutions to the unrest that was spreading across the nation. The material also reveals how the most important decisions were made not by formal political institutions but by the eight "Elders," an extra-constitutional final court of appeal whose most important voice belonged to Deng Xiaoping, who was ostensibly retired from all government posts except one. The book includes the minutes of the crucial meetings at which the Elders decided to cashier the pro-reform Party secretary Zhao Ziyang and to replace him with Jiang Zemin, and to declare martial law and finally to send the troops to drive the students from the Square and off the streets."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject China -- History -- Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989.
China -- Politics and government -- 1976-
Author Link, E. Perry (Eugene Perry), 1944-
Nathan, Andrew J. (Andrew James)
LC no. 00045823
ISBN 158648012X
0316856932
Other Titles Zhongguo "Liu si" zhen xiang. English