This book provides a study of the causes of the 1989 spring unrest in China from various angles such as social, economic, political, intellectual, and military. It is concerned with why Tiananmen Square massacre occurred and what factors are likely to shape the People's Republic of China future.
1. Introduction 2. From Economic Reform to Social Unrest 3. Ideological Schism and Power Struggle 4. Intellectual Challenge and Student Movements 5. Military and Politics 6. The Making of the Massacre 7. The Impact of the Bloodshed 8. The Road from Tiananmen