Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing

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Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the state?

These are among the questions that Ian Buruma poses in this enlightening and often moving tour of Chinese dissidence. Travelling through the U.S., Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the People's Republic, Ian Buruma tells the stories of Chinese rebels who dare to stand up to their rulers, exploring their chances of success in the face of the most powerful dictatorship on earth. From the exiles of Tiananmen to the hidden Christians of rural China, he brings alive the human dimension to their struggles and reveals the world's most secretive superpower through the eyes of its dissidents.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781843549635
BY (AUTHOR) Buruma, Ian
PUBLISHER : Atlantic Books PUBLICATION DATE : June 01, 2009
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Atlantic Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 399 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :

Who speaks for China? Is it the old men of the politburo or activists like Wei Jingshsheng, who spent eighteen years in prison for writing a emocratic manifesto? Is China's future to be fund amid the boisterous sleaze of an electoral cmpaign in Taiwan, or in the manoeuvres by which ordinary residents of Beijing quietly resist the authority of the state?

These are among the questions that Ian Buruma poses in this enlightening and often moving tour of Chinese dissidence. Travelling through the U.S., Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the People's Republic, Ian Buruma tells the stories of Chinese rebels who dare to stand up to their rulers, exploring their chances of success in the face of the most powerful dictatorship on earth. From the exiles of Tiananmen to the hidden Christians of rural China, he brings alive the human dimension to their struggles and reveals the world's most secretive superpower through the eyes of its dissidents.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781843549635
BY (AUTHOR) Buruma, Ian
PUBLISHER : Atlantic Books PUBLICATION DATE : June 01, 2009
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Atlantic Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 399 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences