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
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Drawing on both regime and falun gong sources, this article analyses two conflicting depictions of falun gong's organizational structure, communications system and financing base. It first presents the regime's view that falun gong was a well organized movement, with a clear hierarchical structure, a centralized administrative system, functional specialization of organizational tasks, a well-developed communications and mobilization system, and a fulsome financial base built on undue profits… 

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