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By George Katsiaficas

Ten years within the making, this magisterial work—the moment of a two-volume study—provides a distinct viewpoint on uprisings in 9 Asian international locations some time past 5 many years. whereas the 2011 Arab Spring is celebrated, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia within the Eighties stay not often noticeable. via a critique of Samuel Huntington’s suggestion of a “Third Wave” of democratization, the writer relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and indicates their next effect on uprisings in japanese Europe on the finish of the Eighties. by means of empirically reconstructing the explicit historical past of every Asian rebellion, major perception into significant constituencies of switch and the trajectories of those societies turns into visible.

This ebook offers particular 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 a world context and learn them in gentle of significant sociological theories. Profusely illustrated with images, tables, graphs, and charts, it's the definitive, and defining, paintings from the eminent participant-observer pupil of social events.

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