In Search Of Chinese Democracy: Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949 by Edmund S. K. FungIn Search Of Chinese Democracy: Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949 by Edmund S. K. Fung

In Search Of Chinese Democracy: Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949

byEdmund S. K. FungEditorWilliam Kirby

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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Edmund Fung examines an important phase of development in China's long quest for democracy. The momentum for democracy, he contends, grew strongest between 1929 and 1949 through civil opposition to the one-party rule of the Guomindang. The Nationalist era contained the germs of a reformist, liberal order, the legacy of which can be seen in the pro-democracy movement of the post-Mao period. This book fills an important gap in the historical literature on Chinese intellectuals between May Fourth radicalism and the Chinese Communists' accession to power.
Title:In Search Of Chinese Democracy: Civil Opposition in Nationalist China, 1929-1949Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521025818

ISBN - 13:9780521025812

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The dictatorial regime; 2. Setting the opposition agenda: the issue of human rights, 1929-1931; 3. The National Emergency 1932-1936: Political and intellectual responses; 4. In defense of democracy 1933-1936; 5. An abortive democratic experiment: the people's political council, 1939-1945; 6. Wartime democratic thought; 7. The third force movement: the Chinese democratic league, 1941-1945; 8. 'Peace, democracy, unification, and reconstruction' 1946; 9. The last stand of Chinese liberalism; Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Glossary; Index.

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"The book, on the whole, is well written and clear...In sum, this is an extremely interesting study of the 'hitherto little-known story'....It is a tour de force, a truly impressive piece of scholarship." The China Journal