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Title Student activism in Asia : between protest and powerlessness / Meredith L. Weiss and Edward Aspinall, editors
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages)
Contents China: regime shakers and regime supporters / Teresa Wright -- Japan: student activism in an emerging democracy / Patricia G. Steinhoff -- Hong Kong: problems of identity and independence / Stephan Ortmann -- Taiwan: resisting control of campus and polity / Teresa Wright -- South Korea: passion, patriotism, and student radicalism / Mi Park -- Indonesia: moral force politics and the struggle against authoritarianism / Edward Aspinall -- Burma: a historic force, forcefully met / Win Min -- Malaysia: more transformed than transformational / Meredith L. Weiss -- Thailand: the cultural politics of student resistance / Prajak Kongkirati -- The Philippines: students, activists, and communists in movement politics / Patricio N. Abinales -- Conclusion: trends and patterns in student activism in Asia / Edward Aspinall and Meredith L. Weiss
Summary "Since World War II, students in East and Southeast Asia have led protest movements that toppled authoritarian regimes in countries such as Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand. Elsewhere in the region, student protests have shaken regimes until they were brutally suppressed--most famously in China's Tiananmen Square and in Burma. But despite their significance, these movements have received only a fraction of the notice that has been given to American and European student protests of the 1960s and 1970s. The first book in decades to redress this neglect, Student Activism in Asia tells the story of student protest movements across Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary, comparative approach, the contributors examine ten countries, focusing on those where student protests have been particularly fierce and consequential: China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. They explore similarities and differences among student movements in these countries, paying special attention to the influence of four factors: higher education systems, students' collective identities, students' relationships with ruling regimes, and transnational flows of activist ideas and inspirations. The authors include leading specialists on student activism in each of the countries investigated. Together, these experts provide a rich picture of an important tradition of political protest that has ebbed and flowed but has left indelible marks on Asia's sociopolitical landscape. Contributors: Patricio N. Abinales, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Prajak Kongkirati, Thammasat U, Thailand; Win Min, Vahu Development Institute; Stephan Ortmann, City U of Hong Kong; Mi Park, Dalhousie U, Canada; Patricia G. Steinhoff, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Mark R. Thompson, City U of Hong Kong; Teresa Wright, California State U, Long Beach."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title page (EBL, viewed July 29, 2013)
Subject College students -- Political activity -- Asia.
Student movements -- Asia.
Students -- Political activity -- Asia.
Asia -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Aspinall, Edward, editor
Weiss, Meredith L. (Meredith Leigh), 1972- editor
ISBN 0816682615 (electronic bk.)
9780816682614 (electronic bk.)