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The Resource Revenge of the forbidden city : the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005, James W. Tong

Revenge of the forbidden city : the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005, James W. Tong

Label
Revenge of the forbidden city : the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005
Title
Revenge of the forbidden city
Title remainder
the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005
Statement of responsibility
James W. Tong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Falungong movement originated in 1992 as a system of breathing exercises designed to promote health and well-being. Riding on the coattails of the qigong fever that swept through China, it attracted an extensive following until 1994, when the Chinese government suppressed the qigong movement. A series of protest rallies by Falungong organizations against local government repression set in motion an upward conflict spiral that culminated in the siege of the Party headquarters in Beijing on April 25, 1999, by more than 20,000 Falungong practitioners. Revenge of the Forbidden City begins with the shock of the Politburo against such insolent defiance, resolving to retaliate against the Falungong, a retaliation that represented "the most serious political incident" since the Tiananmen upheaval in 1989. James W. Tong reveals how the Chinese government's relentless, sustained repression of the Falungong movement typifies its response towards perceived internal threats. Though many claim that the Democratic reforms in China have eroded the government's ability to monitor and control its citizens, the success of the campaign to eradicate Falungong indicates otherwise: the government effectively implemented a multifaceted offensive involving unsparing suppression, pervasive propaganda, and coercive conversion. The successful execution of this complex campaign reveals the resilience of China's authoritarian institutions. Using empirical evidence and thorough analysis, Tong reveals the Chinese state's formidable ability to crush dissent and provides a cogent rebuttal to those who claim that the Communist government is on the verge of collapse. The definitive account of China's response to Falungong, Revenge of the Forbidden City is essential for any scholar interested in how the Chinese state actually operates"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tong, James W
Dewey number
323.44/20951090511
Index
index present
LC call number
BP605.F36
LC item number
T66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Falun Gong (Organization)
  • Religion and state
  • Communism and religion
  • Freedom of religion
  • Human rights
  • Political persecution
  • China
  • China
Label
Revenge of the forbidden city : the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005, James W. Tong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preparing for the crackdown -- Law enforcement operations after the crackdown -- The anti-Falungong news media campaign -- Curing the patient--conversion programs -- Organizational structure of the anti-Falungong campaign -- Party meetings announcing the ban -- Evaluation of the anti-Falungong campaign -- Conclusion
Control code
301888695
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780195377286
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)301888695
Label
Revenge of the forbidden city : the suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005, James W. Tong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preparing for the crackdown -- Law enforcement operations after the crackdown -- The anti-Falungong news media campaign -- Curing the patient--conversion programs -- Organizational structure of the anti-Falungong campaign -- Party meetings announcing the ban -- Evaluation of the anti-Falungong campaign -- Conclusion
Control code
301888695
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780195377286
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)301888695

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