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From Comrade to Citizen

The Struggle for Political Rights in China

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ISBN 9780674025448

Publication: September 2007


304 pages



Introduction: From Comrades to Citizens in the Post-Mao Era

1 Democracy Wall: The First Assertion of Political Rights in the Post-Mao Era

2 The Establishment of an Independent Political Organization in the 1980s: The Social and Economic Research Institute

3 The Emergence of Unofficial Political Movements in the 1990s

4 Ideological Diversity Challenges the Party

5 The Flowering of Liberalism, 1997-1998

6 The Establishment of an Alternative Political Party: The China Democracy Party

7 Citizenship Extends into Cyberspace despite Repression

8 The Expansion of Rights Consciousness

Epilogue: Redefinition of Chinese Citizenship on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century