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Student Activism in Asia: Between Protest and Powerlessness

Meredith L. Weiss and Edward Aspinall

Abstract

Since World War II, students in East and Southeast Asia have led protest movements that toppled authoritarian regimes in countries such as Indonesia, South Korea, and Thailand. Elsewhere in the region, student protests have shaken regimes until they were brutally suppressed—most famously in China’s Tiananmen Square and in Burma. But despite their significance, these movements have received only a fraction of the notice that has been given to American and European student protests of the 1960s and 1970s. This book tells the story of student protest movements across Asia. Taking an interdiscipli ... More

Keywords: authoritarian regimes, student protests, Tiananmen Square, Burma, student movements, higher education systems, collective identities, ruling regimes, activist ideas, activist inspirations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679683
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679683.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meredith L. Weiss, editor

Edward Aspinall, editor