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China Briefing, 1989
China Briefing, 1989
Edited by Anthony J. Kane
Westview Press (with the China Council of The Asia Society), 1989, 159 pp

This collection of essays was written prior to the June 1989 crackdown, but the insights of the various authors shed considerable light on the struggle over power and policy that culminated in the tragedy. In spelling out the intraparty leadership struggle that was sharpening throughout 1988, the authors provide keen insights into the political atmosphere that led up to the June events.