China and Falun Gong: Party and society relations in the modern era

@article{Leung2002ChinaAF,
  title={China and Falun Gong: Party and society relations in the modern era},
  author={Beatrice K. F. Leung},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={761 - 784}
}
This article aims at giving an in-depth analysis on Falun Gong through a discussion of the determining and underlying reasons behind the phenomenon. From a political-sociological perspective, Falun Gong is taken as a quasi-religion which was able to function, first under political disapproval and then under severe legal constraints, thanks to a combination of modern day communication technology, indigenous Chinese culture and changes in state/Party and society relations. 

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