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Nathan, Andrew J. (Andrew James)

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The private life of Chairman Mao : the memoirs of Mao's personal physician by Zhisui Li( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert
The Tiananmen papers by Liang Zhang( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles internal government and Communist Party documents to chronicle the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in China, revealing the decisions that led to the use of military force against the student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square
China's crisis : dilemmas of reform and prospects for democracy by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese democracy by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do the Chinese mean by the word "democracy"' When they say that their political system is "democratic," does this mean that they share our ideas about liberty, civil rights, and self government' With the recent improvement in relations between China and the West, such questions are no longer merely academic. They are basic to an understanding of the Chinese people and their state, both now and in the future. In Chinese Democracy, Andrew J. Nathan tackles these in issues in depth, drawing upon much fresh and unfamiliar material. He begins with a vivid history of the short-lived democracy movement of 1978-81, where groups of young people in a number of Chinese cities started issuing outspoken publications and putting up posters detailing their complaints and opinions. Apparently condoned at first by the post-Mao regime, the movement flourished; then it was crushed, its leaders tried and jailed. With quotes from many of the participants and their works, Nathan constructs'for the first time'a poignant picture of the burst of liberal activity, at the same time showing how distinctly Chinese it was and how the roots of its failure lay as much in history as in current political necessity. To demonstrate this, Nathan investigates the nature of the democratic tradition in China, tracing it back to the close of the imperial era at the end of the nineteenth century and the works of Liang Qichao, the country's most brilliant journalist and most influential modern political thinker. We see how Liang deeply influenced Mao Zedong, and how conflicts between party dictatorship and popular participation, between bureaucratic authority and individual rights, between Mao's harsh version of democracy and Deng Xiaoping's more liberal one, remain to this day unresolved and potentially dangerous. For example, as Nathan shows, there was apparently a serious move toward liberalization projected on the highest government levels in the years after Mao's death, yet the move failed. In a tour de force of scholarship, Nathan shows through an extended study of the many Chinese constitutions put force since the 1911 Revolution that individual rights have always been forced to give away to the needs and ambitions of the state. Democracy in China has traditionally been admired mainly for what it can help accomplish, not for any human rights it may embody. Finally, making use of scores of interviews with emigres from the mainland, the author analyzes the extraordinary role played by the press in forming public attitudes in China, and then goes on to show what happened in 1980 when the authorities for the first time conducted direct elections to the county-level people's congresses. It was a splendid shambles. Much of this story has never been told before. Chinese Democracy is a highly original and convincing book on a subject of immediate concern, a rich combination of reportage and research by one of our best-informed China specialists. No one can read it without gaining an entirely new perspective on the nature of democracy as the Chinese practice it'and, incidentally, as we practice it too
The great wall and the empty fortress : China's search for security by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today China is considered a threat by many in the United States and the rest of the world. But the authors argue that those who subscribe to this alarmist view are mistaking the Great Wall for a symbol of strength, and falling for the deception of the Empty Fortress. Despite its sheer size, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military forces, China remains a vulnerable power, crowded on all sides by powerful rivals and potential foes. As it has throughout its history, China faces immense security problems, and their sources are at and within China's own borders. China's foreign policy is calibrated to defend its territorial integrity against antagonists who are numerous, near, and strong. The authors trace the implications of this central point of China's relations with the United States, the Soviet Union and its successor states, and its regional rivals and partners. They address China's human-rights policy; its foreign economic policy; and its strategies in Taiwan, Tibet, and Hong Kong
Human rights in contemporary China by R. Randle Edwards( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of the East Asian Institute and of the Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University"--Preliminary p. 1
China's new rulers : the secret files by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on confidential Chinese Communist Party files, offers an inside look at the leading political issues under debate and the new group of "Fourth Generation" leaders to take office following the party's 16th Congress in November, 2002
Peking politics, 1918-1923 : factionalism and the failure of constitutionalism by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular culture in late imperial China by David G Johnson( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's transition by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9. The struggle for Hong Kong's future
Negotiating culture and human rights by Lynda Schaefer Bell( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Negotiating Culture and Human Rights provides a new interdisciplinary approach to issues of cultural values and universal human rights. Central to the discussion is the "Asian values debate," so named because of the culturally relativist ideals embraced by some key Asian governments. By analyzing how cultural difference and human rights operate in theory and practice in such areas as legal equality, women's rights, and ethnicity, the contributors forge a new way of looking at these critical issues. They call their approach "chastened universalism," arguing that respect for others' values need not lead to sterile, relativist views. Ultimately the authors conclude that it is less important to discover pre-existing common values across cultures than to create them through dialogue and debate."--Book cover
China's search for security by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes. Understanding China's foreign policy means fully appreciating these geostrategic challenges, which persist even as the country gains increasing influence over its neighbors. Andrew J. Nathan and Andrew Scobell analyze China's security concerns on four fronts: at home, with its immediate neighbors, in surrounding regional systems, and in the world beyond Asia. By illuminating the issues driving Chinese policy, they offer a new perspective on the country's rise and a strategy for balancing Chinese and American interests in Asia
Modern China, 1840-1972 : an introduction to sources and research aids by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

17 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the China International Famine Relief Commission by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemmas of reform in Jiang Zemin's China( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As China enters a stage of economic reform more challenging and risky than any that has gone before, the pressure of political liberalization grows apace. This volume explores the dilemmas of this phase of complex change
Will China democratize?( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While China has achieved extraordinary economic success as it has moved toward open markets and international trade, its leadership maintains its authoritarian grip, repressing political movements, controlling all internet traffic, and opposing any democratic activity. Because of its huge population, more than half the people in the world who lack political freedom live in China. Its undemocratic example is attractive to other authoritarian regimes. But can China continue its growth without political reform? In Will China Democratize?, Andrew J. Nathan, Larry Diamond, and Marc F. Plattner present valuable analysis for anyone interested in this significant yet perplexing question. Since the Journal of Democracy's very first issue in January 1990, which featured articles reflecting on the then-recent Tiananmen Square massacre, the Journal has regularly published articles about China and its politics. By bringing together the wide spectrum of views that have appeared in the Journal's pages--from contributors including Fang Lizhi, Perry Link, Michel Oksenberg, Minxin Pei, Henry S. Rowen, and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo-- Will China Democratize? provides a clear view of the complex forces driving change in China's regime and society. Whether China will democratize--and if so, when and how--has not become any easier to answer today, but it is more crucial for the future of international politics than ever before"--
20th Century with Mike Wallace( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the events in China after the death of Mao in 1977
Democratizing transition in Taiwan by Yangsun Chou( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Tiananmen-Akte : die Geheimdokumente der chinesischen Führung zum Massaker am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing human rights in the age of globalization by Mahmood Monshipouri( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both human rights and globalization are powerful ideas and processes, capable of transforming the world in profound ways. Notwithstanding their universal claims, however, the processes are constructed, and they draw their power from the specific cultural and political contexts in which they are constructed. Far from bringing about a harmonious cosmopolitan order, they have stimulated conflict and opposition. In the context of globalization, as the idea of human rights has become universal, its meaning has become one more terrain of struggle among groups with their own interests and goals. Part
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The private life of Chairman Mao : the memoirs of Mao's personal physician
Alternative Names
Andrew J. Nathan Amerikaans sinoloog

Andrew J. Nathan politologue américain et professeur à l’université Columbia, à New York (États-Unis)

Li, Anyou

Nathan, Andrew 1943-

Nathan, Andrew J.

Nathan, Andrew J. 1943-

Nathan, Andrew J. (Andrew James), 1943-

Nathan, Andrew James.

Nathan, Andrew James 1943-...

ネイサン, アンドリュー・J

黎, 安友


黎安友 美国汉学家

English (236)

Chinese (7)

German (1)

French (1)

Czech (1)

The Tiananmen papersChinese democracyThe great wall and the empty fortress : China's search for securityChina's new rulers : the secret filesPeking politics, 1918-1923 : factionalism and the failure of constitutionalismChina's transitionNegotiating culture and human rightsDilemmas of reform in Jiang Zemin's China