Advisor

Mel Gurtov

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science

Department

Political Science

Physical Description

1 online resource (122 p.)

Subjects

Dissenters -- China, China -- Intellectual Life -- 1976-, China -- Politics and government -- 1976-

DOI

10.15760/etd.6071

Abstract

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.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24110

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