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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


  • Abbreviations
  • 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
  • Notes
  • Index