The elderly party leaders who gathered together the morning after the military quelled demonstrations at Tiananmen Square and a hundred other cities in China in June 1989 must have been profoundly disconcerted by the events they had witnessed. Immediately dubbed the Eight Immortals, after the Daoist deities of Chinese legend, several of them remembered the demonstrations against the Chinese government in May 1919 that had been instrumental in the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Now they, the survivors of the revolutionary era, had become the target of a new generation of rebellious youth.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||A Military History of China: Updated Edition|
|Publisher||The University Press of Kentucky|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)