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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Book Talk by Yang Su: Deadly Decision in Beijing: Succession Politics, Protest Repression and the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre (Cambridge University Press, 2023)

Yang Su, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 1010 Weiser Hall Map
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In a play-by-play account of the elite politics that led to the military crackdown, Yang Su addresses the repression of the protest in the context of political leadership succession. Beneath the political drama, "Deadly Decision in Beijing" explores the authoritarian regime's perpetual crisis of leadership transition and its impact on popular movements.

Yang Su is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine and a scholar of social movements, revolution, and political violence. His book "Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution" (2011) was a winner of the Barrington Moore Book Award and an Honourable Mention of the Charles Tilly Book Award of the American Sociological Association.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, China, Sociology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures