Recent developments in the Chinese military

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Military History of China: Updated Edition
PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780813135847
StatePublished - 2012


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Dreyer, J. T. (2012). Recent developments in the Chinese military. In A Military History of China: Updated Edition (pp. 285-303). The University Press of Kentucky.