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Asia's unknown uprisings /
George Katsiaficas.
imprint
Oakland, Calif. : PM, c2012.
description
2 v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1604864885 (Paper), 9781604864885 (Paper), 9781604864885 (v. 2)
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imprint
Oakland, Calif. : PM, c2012.
isbn
1604864885 (Paper)
9781604864885 (Paper)
9781604864885 (v. 2)
contents note
v. 1. South Korean social movements in the 20th century -- v. 2. People power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia, 1947-2009.
catalogue key
8314516
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
George Katsiaficas is author or editor of eleven books, including several on the global uprising of 1968 and European and Asian social movements. Together with Kathleen Cleaver, he coedited Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party. A longtime activist for peace and justice, he is international coordinator of the May 18 Institute at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea, and is based at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Reviews
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"A brilliant narrative of the present as history from below. It is a detailed account of the struggle for freedom and social justice, encompassing the different currents, both reformist and revolutionary, in a balanced study that combines objectivity and commitment. Above all, he presents the beauty of popular movements in the process of self-emancipation." --James Petras, professor of sociology, Binghamton University
"A majestic account of political uprisings and social movements in Asia--an important contribution to the literature on both Asian studies and social change that is highly recommended reading for anyone concerned with these fields of interest. The work is well researched, clearly argued, and beautifully written, accessible to both academic and general readers." --Professor Carl Boggs, author, The Crimes of Empire and Imperial Delusions
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Summaries
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While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept East Asia in the 1980s is almost unheard of. Beginning with an overview of late 20th century history, Katsiaficas relates the Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and explains their influence on the Eastern European uprisings at the end of the 1980s.
Main Description
Provides a unique perspective on uprising in nine places in East Asia in the 1980s and 1990s. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept East Asia in the 1980s is popularly almost unheard of. Beginning with an overview of late 20th century history; the context within which Asian uprisings arose. Katsiaficas 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. Richly illustrated, with tables, charts, chronologies, graphs, index and footnotes
Main Description
Ten years in the making, this magisterial work-the second of a two-volume study-provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine Asian nations in the past five decades. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia in the 1980s remain hardly visible. Through a critique of Samuel Huntington's notion of a "Third Wave" of democratization, the author relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on uprisings in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. By empirically reconstructing the specific history of each Asian uprising, significant insight into major constituencies of change and the trajectories of these societies becomes visible. This book provides detailed histories of uprisings in nine places-the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia-as well as introductory and concluding chapters that place them in a global context and analyze them in light of major sociological theories. Profusely illustrated with photographs, tables, graphs, and charts, it is the definitive, and defining, work from the eminent participant-observer scholar of social movements. Book jacket.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. xiii
List of Charts and Graphsp. xiv
List of Photographsp. xiv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvi
Prefacep. xix
A World of Uprisingsp. 1
Asia's People Power Insurgencies
Civil Insurgencies from 1968 to 1998
Global People Power
From 1968 to 1989: The Fall of Soviet Communism
Rethinking Huntington's Third Wave
What Is Democracy?
Ideology and Science
Evaluating Uprisings
The Continuing Wave
The Philippinesp. 37
The Marcos Regime
The Assassination of Benigno Aquino
The Snap Election
The Mutiny inside the Military
People Power Emerges
The Final Battle
International Effects of People Power 1
The Aquino Government
From Ramos to Estrada
People Power 2: From Estrada to Arroyo
EDSA 3: Poor People Power
Burmap. 80
8-8-88
Councils Come to Power
Thermidor: The Iron Fist Comes Down
Long Road Since 1988
The Economics of Military Rule
The 2007 "Saffron Revolution"
Tibetp. 104
The 1959 Uprising
Exile and Occupation
The Late 1980s
Continuing Resistance
Chinap. 125
The Cultural Revolution's Contribution to the Movement of 1989
Economic Reform
The 1989 Crisis
Students Take the Initiative
Students Under Attack
The Hunger Strikers' Coup d'√Čtat
"Commander-in-Chief of the Headquarters of Tiananmen Square"
From Martial Law to the Bloodshed of June 4
The Aftermath of the Uprising
China's Prosperity amid Repression
Continuing Resistance and State Incorporation
Taiwanp. 173
The 1947 Uprising and Massacre
From the "Silent Generation" to the Kaohsiung Incident
Grassroots Protests and the End of Martial Law
Democratization Upsurge
The Wild Lily Student Movement
Toward a Democratic Transition
Nepalp. 211
Nepali Civil Society
Preparing the Jana Andolan
Political Parties and People's Movement
Liberated Patan
The Uprising's Climax
Negotiations and Compromise
Unfinished Character of Jana Andolan 1
The Uprising's Renewal of Civil Society
The Interim Government
The Maoist Impetus
October 4, 2002, Royal Coup d'√Čtat
Jana Andolan 2-The 2006 Loktantra Andolan
A Difficult Harvest
Who's in Power?
Bangladeshp. 265
Bangladesh's Bloody Birth
Students to the Fore
Bangladeshi Student Power
The Democratic Breakthrough
Women's Movement
Class Struggles of Garment Workers
Thailandp. 287
Nation, Religion, King
The 1973 Student Revolution
The Postuprising Surge
The 1976 Massacre of Students
Neoliberalism's Thai Face
1992 "Black May"
Showdown on May 17
The Outcome of Black May
"Cell Phone Mob"
The 1997 People's Constitution
The 1997 IMF Crisis
Red Shirts and Yellow Shirts
Indonesiap. 344
The IMF Crisis
The 1998 Student Uprising
The Reformasi Era
People Power and Its Limitsp. 359
The Global Imperative
From 1968 to Uprisings 2.0
The Arab Spring
Revisiting the Eros Effect
Activating the Eros Effect
The Commune: Freedom's Phenomenological Formp. 380
From the Paris Commune to the Gwangju People's Uprising
Differences Between the Two Uprisings
The Role of the Military
The Paris Commune's Role in the Gwangju Uprising
Peter Kropotkin and People's Uprisings
Organizations and Movementsp. 400
Aesthetic Avant-Gardes
Political Avant-Gardes
Uprisings 2.0: Building the Virtual Commune
The Role of NGOs
NGOs and the Changing Character of U.S. Intervention
The Changing Face of the Proletariatp. 422
Enlarged Base of Revolution: Middle Strata and Lumpenproletariat
Gender and Uprisings
Female Archetypes and Democratization
Antigone and Chunhyang
Uprisings in Comparative Perspectivep. 438
Economic Factors
Protest Peaks and Depth of Democratization
Counting the Deaths
Role of Military and Regime Insiders
Civil Society
Autonomy and Centralization
The System Is the Problemp. 455
The Best and the Brightest
In the Name of Freedom and Democracy
Structural Imperatives of the World System
First Structural Imperative: Wars and Weapons
Second Structural Imperative: Crisis of Bubbles and Busts
Third Structural Imperative: Billionaires and Beggars
Fourth Structural Imperative: Profits and Pollution
Toward a Reasonable System
The Ongoing Global Uprising
Interviewsp. 479
Creditsp. 482
About the Authorp. 483
Indexp. 484
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