Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

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?”

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