Portland State University. Department of Political Science
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science
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Dissenters -- China, China -- Intellectual Life -- 1976-, China -- Politics and government -- 1976-
The concept of dissident under consideration in this study reveals that political and loyal dissent, non-conformity and well-meaning criticisms of government's wrong doings, and even the quest for democracy exist in China as they do in the West. Political struggle and the leadership's eagerness to gain the support of intellectuals provided Chinese intellectuals with the opportunity to express themselves. Similarly, power struggles within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have also become the spawning ground for some Chinese intellectuals to become dissidents.
Liu, Meiru, "Chinese Intellectual Dissidents" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4187.