By George Katsiaficas
Ten years within the making, this magisterial work—the moment of a two-volume study—provides a different standpoint on uprisings in 9 Asian international locations long ago 5 many years. whereas the 2011 Arab Spring is widely known, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia within the Eighties stay infrequently seen. via a critique of Samuel Huntington’s suggestion of a “Third Wave” of democratization, the writer relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and exhibits their next impression on uprisings in japanese Europe on the finish of the Eighties. through empirically reconstructing the explicit background of every Asian rebellion, major perception into significant constituencies of swap and the trajectories of those societies turns into visible.
This booklet offers special histories of uprisings in 9 places—the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia—as good as introductory and concluding chapters that position them in an international context and learn them in mild of significant sociological theories. Profusely illustrated with pictures, tables, graphs, and charts, it's the definitive, and defining, paintings from the eminent participant-observer pupil of social events.
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