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This is an auction for THE TIANANMEN PAPERS: THE CHINESE LEADERSHIP'S DECISION TO USE FORCE AGAINST THEIR OWN PEOPLE - IN THEIR OWN WORDS, compiled by Zhang Liang.

Edited by Andrew J Nathan & Perry Link.

Amazon.com review:

"This trove of documents chronicles events leading up to, and following, the violent quashing of student protests in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Zhang Liang, the pseudonym for the official who leaked the documents, has revived the memory less to tell the truth than in a bid to advance political reform in China, which stalled as a result of Tiananmen Square. The Chinese government, unsurprisingly, has condemned it as "fabrication," but the records are credible. What they reveal is the paranoia that gripped the Chinese rulers when the death of Hu Yaobang sparked demonstrations that showed no signs of abating. The biggest villain appears to be former Premier Li Peng, the so-called "Butcher of Beijing". Yet it's Deng Xiaoping, who, although officially long retired, still wields the most power, as he intervenes to enforce martial law. Zhao Ziyang favors negotiation and dialogue, but as a consequence is replaced by Jiang Zemin, plucked from obscurity and appointed in defiance of procedure. The scenario that unfolds is akin to parents bickering over the best way to control unruly children, with carrot or stick. The Tiananmen Papers affords a wide audience the opportunity to watch the drama unfold, blow by blow. It proves as brilliantly enthralling and explosive as a fictional thriller, allowing a rare snapshot of Chinese Communist Party factionalism in action."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2001.

513 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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