Quelling The People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement by Timothy BrookQuelling The People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement by Timothy Brook

Quelling The People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy Movement

byTimothy Brook

Paperback | December 1, 1998

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This is a riveting, day-by-day, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989, as well as of the crucial events in Beijing during the previous weeks that largely precipitated the massacre. The author focuses on the army -- the People's Liberation Army -- which, with its motto "Serve the People, " had always prided Itself on its close ties to the civilian population. What were the intentions of the Chinese government in mobilizing army against civilians? Why did the act as they did, and what does this say about how the army would act on the next such occasion? How does the military suppression of the democracy help us to understand China's current predicament over democratization and human rights?
Title:Quelling The People: The Military Suppression of the Beijing Democracy MovementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Stanford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0804736383

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“It took three and a half years for Brook to collect the pieces of this tragic puzzle. The result: a unique and vigorous study that does not try to find out ‘who was wrong and who was right,’ but concentrates on simple facts.”—Liberation (Paris)