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The Gate of Heavenly Peace

by Jonathan D. Spence

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Published by Penguin USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24260803M
ISBN 109781101171899, 9781101173725

Get this from a library! The Gate of Heavenly Peace: the Chinese and their revolution, [Jonathan D Spence] -- Spanning the years , this book is a study of some prominent members of China's intellectual elite during a turbulent period of the country's history. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Quan qiu du jia Zhong wen ban." "The Gate of Heavenly Peace, a film by Carma Hinton & Richard Gordon": T.p. verso.

Ironically, the film, documentary really, is called "The Gate of Heavenly Peace", and it is anything but that. A[font=Roboto, arial, sans-serif] documentary film, produced by Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton, the documentary f[/font]ocuses on student led protests, particularly, the Protests in early June, , the film has a tendency to be a little graphic. This book celebrates the struggle for freedom of the Galung Gong practitioners at Tiananmen, the “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. where they come to meditate, display their banner or just chant “Falung Gong is good”.

Jonathan D. Spence's The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution is a work of narrative history first published in The date of Spence's publication is important for understanding the work: it was published only five years after the death of Mao Zedong. The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a documentary about the protests at Tiananmen Square, and the resulting Beijing massacre of June 4. This website contains information about the film, a media library, and articles, essays, and book excerpts on the events.


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Jonathan Spence’s Gate of Heavenly Peace is a remarkable achievement in scope, scale, style and most of all, perspective. A sweeping history of the 20th Century told mainly through the eyese of the writers, poets and intellectuals who tried, labored and struggled to construct a new by: About The Gate of Heavenly Peace “A milestone in Western studies of China.” (John K.

Fairbank) In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate participants—the writers, historians, philosophers, and insurrectionists who shaped and were shaped by the turbulent.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan Spence is an extraordinary account of what may roughly be called China's road from a feudal state to a (relative) modernity. What makes this book interesting is its focus on historical characters that, normally, historians do not pay much attention to.4/5.

Jonathan Spence takes the name for his book from the phrase used to describe the approach to the former imperial capital in China. “The Gate of Heavenly Peace” was. The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution - Kindle edition by Spence, Jonathan D.

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The Tiananmen (also Tian'anmen, Tienanmen, T’ien-an Men) ([tʰjɛ́n.án.mə̌n]), or the Gate of Heavenly Peace, is a monumental gate in the centre of Beijing, widely used as a national symbol of built during the Ming dynasty inTiananmen was the entrance to the Imperial City, within which the Forbidden City was located.

Tiananmen is located to the north of Simplified Chinese: 天安门. By subtly interweaving the lives of a series of Chinese writers, Yale historian Spence (Emperor of China, The Death of Woman Wang) has given new meaning to the passage from Imperial to Communist China—and produced one of the more original and distinguished books of recent times.

Usually, the story of Imperial China's fall is told through the life of Sun Yatsen; Spence Author: Jonathan D. Spence. Praise for The Gate of Heavenly Peace: “Absolutely first rate; it is adventurous in form, scrupulous in content, passionate in its revelation of complex human drama.” —Saturday Review “[Jonathan Spence] has woven a magical symphony that tells us as no conventional history could of the agony of a nation in awesome labor.”Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a documentary about the protests at Tiananmen Square, and the resulting Beijing massacre of June 4. This website contains information about the. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan D. Spence,Penguin Books edition, in EnglishPages: Tiananmen, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, is the gate leading into the Imperial City, for centuries the center of power in China.

DEMONSTRATIONS. Inthough the Emperor had long been overthrown, students gathered at Tiananmen to denounce the government's failure to stand up to the foreign powers. Buy a cheap copy of The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese book by Jonathan D.

Spence. In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate Free shipping over $/5(5). Directed by Richard Gordon, Carma Hinton. With Deborah Amos, Carma Hinton, Edward Stanley.

A Frontline documentary about the events that took place in /10(). The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan D. Spence "A milestone in Western studies of China." (John K. Fairbank) In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D.

Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate participants--the writers, historians, philosophers, and insurrectionists who shaped and were shaped by the. Editions for The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published Cited by: With a world economic system in crisis, the relative social peace bought by rising standards of living may soon be coming to an end.

Amid the ruin that such an economic crisis would cause in China, the possibility of workers fighting back and taking control over all they have constructed comes closer to reality. The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan D.

Spence; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History, Nonfiction; Places: China; Times: 20th century, This page contains details about the Nonfiction book The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan D.

Spence published in This book is the th greatest Nonfiction book of all time as determined by THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE: The Chinese And Their Revolution User Review - Kirkus. By subtly interweaving the lives of a series of Chinese writers, Yale historian Spence (Emperor of China, The Death of Woman Wang) has given new meaning to the passage from Imperial to Communist China.

Instantly recognisable by its giant framed portrait of Mao, and guarded by two pairs of Ming dynasty stone lions, the double-eaved Gate of Heavenly Peace (literally 'Tian'anmen') is a potent national symbol. Formerly the largest of the four gates of the Imperial City Wall, it.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Jonathan D. Spence,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5().The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution Spence, Jonathan D. Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Oct 28 Edition: ISBN: Description: Used - Good Good condition.

Slightly dampstained. Internal SKU: E18H Wonder Book is a top rated plus seller in business since and online since !4/5().The Gate of Heavenly Peace - June 4 Another interesting report that agrees with the Gate of Heavenly Peace documentary appears in an excerpt from the book "Black Hands of Beijing: Lives of Defiance in China's Democracy Movement", by George Black and Robin Munro (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ), pp.