Join George Katsiaficas and PM Press for the book launch of Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 2: People Power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947–2009at Shaping San Francisco and for a a book launch and discussion.
Ten years in the making, this book provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine Asian nations over the past five decades. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia in the 1980s became hardly visible. This book begins with an overview of late twentieth-century history—the context within which Asian uprisings arose. Through a critique of Samuel Huntington’s notion of a “Third Wave” of democratization, the author relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on uprisings in Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s. By empirically reconstructing the specific history of each Asian uprising, significant insight into major constituencies of change and the trajectories of these societies becomes visible.
It is difficult to find comprehensive histories of any one of these uprisings, yet this book provides detailed histories of uprisings in nine places (the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia) as well as introductory and concluding chapters that place them in a global context and analyze them in light of major sociological theories. Richly illustrated, with tables, charts, chronologies, graphs, index, and footnotes, it is the definitive, and defining, work from the eminent participant-observer scholar of social movements.
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