Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders
The China of the 1990s is a country of profound contradictions: Maoist ideology coexists with an entrepreneurial spirit that has made China one of the world's economic powerhouses; a rebellious, irreverent popular culture thrives in the shadow of a totalitarian political system; a nihilistic subculture coexists alongside ancient traditions of obedience, conformity, and respect for tradition.
In "Mandate of Heaven" Orville Schell, one of America's foremost China specialists, interprets these conflicting developments and brilliantly documents the new power structures, economic initiatives, and cultural changes that have transformed China since the Tiananmen Square demonstrations of 1989. Schell takes readers on a series of journeys inside this latter-day People's Republic and introduces us to a broad spectrum of people, from students and workers to entrepreneurs, pop stars, and party officials, who, although they acted out the drama of the Square, are now playing the prominent roles in China's high-speed economic rush into the future.
As China's role on the world stage grows, it becomes increasingly important that the West acquaint itself with the people who will be leading it into the twenty-first century. "Mandate of Heaven" is the authoritative and definitive account of this generation as it moves into a capitalist economic future while still clinging to the structures of its communist past.
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MANDATE OF HEAVEN: A New Generation of Entrepreneurs, Dissidents, Bohemians, and Technocrats Lays Claim to China's FutureUser Review - Kirkus
The latest in a splendid series by Schell (Discos and Democracy, 1988, etc.), extending over 20 years and tracking momentous changes in the world's most populous country. Beginning almost where he ... Read full review
Mandate of heaven: a new generation of entrepreneurs, dissidents, bohemians, and technocrats lays claim to China's futureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Although the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is important to Americans who are concerned about human rights in China, Schell reiterates much of what already has been observed by others. The difference ... Read full review
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Fissures at the Top
The Eye of the Storm
To Right a Wrong It Is Necessary to Exceed a Proper Limit
We Should Not Have One Bit of Forgiveness for Them
A Hundred Flowers Fade
The Second Channel
Nothing to My Name
The Graying of Chinese Culture
Deng Makes a Visit
Dengs Reformist Roots
Internment in Limbo
Verdict First Trial Second
Back to the Square
Learning to Love Socialism and the Army
The Spirit of a Screw
Interrogation and Surveillance
Chairman Mao as Pop Art
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