Asia's Unknown Uprisings: People power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia, 1947-2009

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PM Press, Apr 1, 2013 - History - 520 pages
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The grassroots movements in nine places in East Asia in the 1980s and 1990s are empirically reconstructed in this volume. Asian history, especially radical history, is a subject often glossed over in the West. Seeking to remedy that, this book begins with an overview of late-20th-century history, the context within which these movements arose. The author relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on the wave of uprisings that swept Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. Then, by detailing the histories of uprisings in nine places—the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia—significant insight into major constituencies of change and the trajectories of these societies becomes visible. This book places the grassroots movements in a global context and analyzes them in light of major sociological theories.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A World of Uprisings
1
Chapter 2 The Philippines
37
Chapter 3 Burma
80
Chapter 4 Tibet
104
Chapter 5 China
125
Chapter 6 Taiwan
173
Chapter 7 Nepal
211
Chapter 8 Bangladesh
265
Freedoms Phenomenological Form
380
Chapter 13 Organizations and Movements
400
Chapter 14 The Changing Face of the Proletariat
422
Chapter 15 Uprisings in Comparative Perspective
438
Chapter 16 The System Is the Problem
455
Interviews
479
Credits
482
About the Author
483

Chapter 9 Thailand
287
Chapter 10 Indonesia
344
Chapter 11 People Power and Its Limits
359

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About the author (2013)

George Katsiaficas is a longtime activist for peace and justice who was twice granted Fulbright fellowships. He is the author or editor of 11 books, including The Imagination of the New Left; Latino Social Movements: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives; Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party; The Subversion of Politics; and Vietnam Documents: American and Vietnamese Views. He lives in Boston.

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