Friday, December 31, 2010
Zhao Ziyang’s Book
In June 2009, it is 20 anniversary of “June Fourth” movement. In May, the posthumous memoir of former head of the Chinese Communist Party Zhao Ziyang, Prisoner of the State, was published in the U.S. This book is based on Zhao’s 30 audiotapes which were recorded at his home from 1999 to 2000. One of the important claims by Zhao Ziyang is that the Chinese economic reform, such as dismantling agricultural communes and mapping out export-led growth model, were designed by Zhao, but Deng Xiaoping took most credits. Of course, “without Deng’s support,” none of the economic reform would be possible. Regarding the “June Fourth” movement, Li Peng, played the crucial role in the crackdown against students. Today, the question will be: can China archive its stability and current economic performance if the student leaders including Cai Ling take power in the Chinese politics during “June Fourth Movement?”
Labels: June Fourth Movement
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.