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Nathan, Andrew J. (Andrew James)

Overview
Works: 89 works in 343 publications in 7 languages and 12,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Cross-cultural studies  Bibliography  Sources  Miscellanea  Military history  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Opponent, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: DS779.26, 951.05
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew J Nathan
The Tiananmen papers by Liang Zhang( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 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
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 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death twenty-two years later, Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician, which put him in almost daily -- and increasingly intimate -- contact with Mao and his inner circle. For most of these years, Mao's health was excellent; 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 The Private Life of Chairman Mao, he reconstructs his extraordinary experiences. Dr. Li clarifies numerous long-standing puzzles, such as the true nature of Mao's feelings toward the United States and the Soviet Union. He describes Mao's deliberate rudeness toward Khrushchev when the Soviet leader paid his secret visit to Beijing in 1958, and we learn here, for the first time, how Mao came to invite the American table tennis team to China, a decision that led to Nixon's historic visit a few months later. We also learn why Mao took the disastrous Great Leap Forward, which resulted in the worst famine in recorded history, and his equally strange reason for risking war with the United States by shelling the Taiwanese islands of Quemoy and Matsu. Dr. Li supplies surprising portraits of Zhou Enlai and many other top leaders. He describes Mao's relationship with his wife, and gives us insight into the sexual politics of Mao's court. Readers will find here a full account of Mao's sex life, and of such personal details as his peculiar sleeping arrangements and his dependency on barbiturates. We witness Mao's bizarre death and the even stranger events that followed it. Dr. Li tells of Mao's remarkable gift for intimacy, as well as of his indifference to the suffering and deaths of millions of his fellow Chinese, including old comrades
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 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese democracy by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 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 921 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 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 745 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 )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 607 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 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2. A history of cruelty
Negotiating culture and human rights by Lynda Schaefer Bell( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 407 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 )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though rooted in the present, Nathan and Scobell's study makes ample use of the past, reaching back into history to illuminate the people and institutions shaping Chinese strategy today. They also examine Chinese views of the United States; explain why China is so concerned about Japan; and uncover China's interests in such problematic countries as North Korea, Iran, and the Sudan. The authors probe recent troubles in Tibet and Xinjiang and explore their links to forces beyond China's borders. They consider the tactics deployed by mainland China and Taiwan, as Taiwan seeks to maintain autonomy in the face of Chinese advances toward unification. They evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of China's three main power resources--economic power, military power, and soft power
Modern China, 1840-1972 : an introduction to sources and research aids by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

15 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 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 Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 277 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 108 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"--
Criminals in cyberspace( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 56 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chang cheng yu kong cheng ji : zhong guo xun qiu an quan de zhan lue by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 10 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. (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

黎安友 美国汉学家

Languages
English (218)

Chinese (12)

Japanese (3)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The private life of Chairman Mao : the memoirs of Mao's personal physicianChinese 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