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 a long time. whereas the 2011 Arab Spring is celebrated, the wave of uprisings that swept Asia within the Nineteen Eighties stay rarely noticeable. via a critique of Samuel Huntington’s proposal of a “Third Wave” of democratization, the writer relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and indicates their next impact on uprisings in jap Europe on the finish of the Nineteen Eighties. by way of empirically reconstructing the explicit historical past of every Asian rebellion, major perception into significant constituencies of swap and the trajectories of those societies turns into visible.
This ebook offers special 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 an international context and research 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 student of social pursuits.