An Organizational Analysis of the Falun Gong: Structure, Communications, Financing

  title={An Organizational Analysis of the Falun Gong: Structure, Communications, Financing},
  author={James W. Tong},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={636 - 660}
  • J. Tong
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Economics
  • The China Quarterly
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