Becoming Activists in Global China

  title={Becoming Activists in Global China},
  author={Andrew Junker},
  • A. Junker
  • Published 21 February 2019
  • Political Science
Becoming Activists in Global China is the first purely sociological study of the religious movement Falun Gong and its resistance to the Chinese state. The literature on Chinese protest has intensively studied the 1989 democracy movement while largely ignoring opposition by Falun Gong, even though the latter has been more enduring. This comparative study explains why the Falun Gong protest took off in diaspora and the democracy movement did not. Using multiple methods, Becoming Activists in… 
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Publications Received
ABELSON, Miriam J. Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 272 pp. $25.00 paper. ALEXANDER, Jeffrey C., David A. PALMER,
Books received
Alexander, Jeffrey C., David A. Palmer, Sunwoong Park and Agnes Shuk-mei Ku. The Civil Sphere in East Asia. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xvii + 304 pp. £75.00. ISBN


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