Student Activism in Asia

Student Activism in Asia

The first book in decades to redress this neglect, Student Activism in Asia takes an interdisciplinary, comparative approach, focusing on ten countries where student protests have been particularly fierce and consequential: China, Japan, ...

Author: Meredith Leigh Weiss

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816679690

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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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. The first book in decades to redress this neglect, Student Activism in Asia tells the story of student protest movements across Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary, comparative approach, the contributors examine ten countries, focusing on those where student protests have been particularly fierce and consequential: China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. They explore similarities and differences among student movements in these countries, paying special attention to the influence of four factors: higher education systems, students' collective identities, students' relationships with ruling regimes, and transnational flows of activist ideas and inspirations. The authors include leading specialists on student activism in each of the countries investigated. Together, these experts provide a rich picture of an important tradition of political protest that has ebbed and flowed but has left indelible marks on Asia's sociopolitical landscape. Contributors: Patricio N. Abinales, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Prajak Kongkirati, Thammasat U, Thailand; Win Min, Vahu Development Institute; Stephan Ortmann, City U of Hong Kong; Mi Park, Dalhousie U, Canada; Patricia G. Steinhoff, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Mark R. Thompson, City U of Hong Kong; Teresa Wright, California State U, Long Beach.
Categories: Social Science

Student Activism in Malaysia

Student Activism in Malaysia

This work traces the early rise and subsequent decline of politically effective student activism in Malaysia, shedding new light on the dynamics of mobilization and on the key role of students and universities in postcolonial political ...

Author: Meredith L. Weiss

Publisher: Cornell Univ Southeast Asia

ISBN: 0877277842

Category: History

Page: 302

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This work traces the early rise and subsequent decline of politically effective student activism in Malaysia. During the 1970s, the state embarked on a project of "intellectual containment" that both suppressed ongoing mobilization of university students and delegitimized further activism. That project has been notably successful in curbing student protest, erasing a legacy of past engagement, and stemming the production of potentially subversive new ideas. Innovative student proposals for reform that were once sanctioned and even welcomed (within bounds) are now illicit and discouraged, reflecting not only changes in Malaysia's political regime, but changes in the political culture overall. This incisive study sheds new light on the dynamics of mobilization and on the key role of students and universities in postcolonial political development. This analysis is based on extensive research, including interviews with dozens of past and present student activists and a close study of archives, government reports, firsthand accounts, and student publications extending over decades. Student Activism in Malaysia traces how higher education and student activism have developed and interacted, beginning with the start of tertiary education in early twentieth-century Singapore and extending to present-day Malaysia. In the process, Weiss calls into question the conventional wisdom that Malaysian students—and Malaysians overall—have become "apathetic." The author demonstrates that this apparent state of apathy is not inevitable, cultural, or natural, but is the outcome of a sustained project of pacification and depoliticization carried out by an ambitiously developmental state.
Categories: History

Environment and Development in Southeast Asia

Environment and Development in Southeast Asia

hold a quite sympathetic view of the student movements,” which may explain why
Students have succeeded in mobilizing ... We found that many NGO workers had
previously been active in student movements throughout Southeast Asia as ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043205957

Category: Economic development

Page: 280

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Categories: Economic development

A Century of Student Movements in China

A Century of Student Movements in China

The Mountain Movers, 1919–2019 Xiaobing Li, Qiang Fang. 11. Jessie G. Lutz, “
December 9, 1935: Student Nationalism and the China Christian Colleges” in
The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 26, No. 4 (August 1967), 627–48. 12. John
Israel ...

Author: Xiaobing Li

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793609175

Category: History

Page: 342

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In this book the authors offer their unique perspectives on the important roles Chinese students and intellectuals played in the shaping of the twentieth-century China. Their answers to these pivotal questions explore new nationalistic spirit, modern world-views, and willingness of self-sacrifice, which had attributed to the spontaneous actions of the students as a “New Culture” emerged during the May Fourth Movement. These articles show how China nurtured these spontaneous student movements, even though the Nationalist Party in the Republic of China and the Communist Party in the People’s Republic had exerted tight control over schools. Both governments established organizations as well as operations among students that effectively turned some of the student movements into a political instrument by the parties for their own agenda.
Categories: History

Central Asia and the Arab Spring

Central Asia and the Arab Spring

There is a recent precedent , though , for the spread of protests between former
Soviet states , and that is the so - called ... organized trade unions , a history of
student activism , Islamic movements , and political parties with grassroots
appeal .

Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050686588

Category: Arab Spring, 2010-

Page: 68

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Categories: Arab Spring, 2010-

Student Views Toward United States Policy in Southeast Asia

Student Views Toward United States Policy in Southeast Asia

Williams students voted an indefinite strike , except 150 , I think about , did not
want to go out on strike . Therefore the students ... I think being an army vet , I ' m
kind of a dirty old man to the student movement perhaps . I am very much aware ...

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117939202

Category: College students

Page: 277

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Categories: College students

Human Rights Activism in Asia

Human Rights Activism in Asia

The latest amendment has been effected after a referendum following mass
agitations , student movements and pressure of national and international public
opinion . The Constitution , after its third amendment , has adopted some
democratic ...

Author: Asian Coalition of Human Rights Organizations

Publisher: Learning Research Inst for International

ISBN: UOM:35112101436964

Category: Civil rights

Page: 79

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Approaches of activism in Asia.
Categories: Civil rights

Asia Pacific Issues

Asia Pacific Issues

For information or to order copies , ests focus on comparative social movements
and democratization in East Asia . Recent publications include : The Perils of
Protest : State Repression and Student Activism in China and Taiwan ( Honolulu
 ...

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ISBN: WISC:89106929623

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

South East Asia Research

South East Asia Research

between student activism in Malaysia and in comparable states . I should note at
the outset that my focus here is primarily on tertiary students , although secondary
students have also comprised an important political force . It is really at the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078233288

Category: Southeast Asia

Page:

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Categories: Southeast Asia

Student Activism and Protest

Student Activism and Protest

Continuing escalation of the war in Southeast Asia will convince many student
activists that their efforts are doomed to ineffectuality . For as of mid - 1967 , anti -
war activism has become the primary common cause of student protesters .

Author: Edward E. Sampson

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015038929959

Category: College students

Page: 265

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Categories: College students

The Origins and Trajectory of Asian American Political Activism in the San Francisco Bay Area 1968 1978

The Origins and Trajectory of Asian American Political Activism in the San Francisco Bay Area  1968 1978

Introduction The purpose of this dissertation is to provide a historical analysis of
the Asian American movement in the San Francisco Bay Area during the period
1968-1978 . It will focus on the transition of student activism , beginning with the ...

Author: Harvey C. Dong

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3490038

Category:

Page: 500

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Categories:

Emerging Patterns of Nationalism in Industrial East Asia

Emerging Patterns of Nationalism in Industrial East Asia

20 Korean student activism dates back to the colonial period when thousancis of
students took the lead in the 1919 Independence Movement against Japan . 20
student activism was undoubtedly one major element in the Korean nationalist ...

Author: You-Ping Cheng

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000036406878

Category: Industries

Page: 646

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Categories: Industries

Asian Studies Professional Review

Asian Studies Professional Review

... Walter Reed Hospital Nepalese Perspectives on Drugs William Stablein ,
Columbia University Student Culture In Modern China The Chinese Tradition of
Student Activism Jessie G . Lutz , Douglas College , Rutgers University The
Political ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015932424

Category: Asia

Page:

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Contains listings of "recently completed and currently in-progress doctoral dissertations dealing with all aspects of Asia."
Categories: Asia

The Marxist Review

The Marxist Review

By the end of the last decade , if not earlier , most leaders , trade union activists ,
student leaders and so on had either ... development in the aftermath of the peak
of activism of the 70s , particularly in the countries of S . E . Asia , was that the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3794023

Category:

Page:

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Recent Trends in Administration in Southeast Asian Universities

Recent Trends in Administration in Southeast Asian Universities

General Paper SOME IMPLICATIONS OF STUDENT ACTIVISM TO SOUTH -
EAST ASIAN UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION by Abraham I . Felipe Dean of
Students University of the Philippines The last ten years have witnessed the ...

Author: Shou-sheng Hsueh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031668135

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 149

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Categories: Universities and colleges

The Sources of American Student Activism

The Sources of American Student Activism

For example , various students tried to discuss the war with people in
surrounding neighborhoods , and there were various petition - signing
campaigns aimed at legislating an end to U . S . intervention in Asia . Actually ,
many radical activists ...

Author: James L. Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050051120

Category: Student movements

Page: 187

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Categories: Student movements

IDOC Internazionale

IDOC Internazionale

The military ' s growing repression of the opposition , including students , in
Bangladesh . 42382 SRI LANKA : STUDENT AGITATIONIMCS Asia Newsletter " ,
June 1983 , Hong Kong , English , 2 pp Sri Lanka ' s university students protest ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013786293

Category: Christianity and international affairs

Page:

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Categories: Christianity and international affairs

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Asian Studies

Proceedings of the     International Symposium on Asian Studies

Student Activism and the Emergence of Bangladesh SYED NAZMUL ISLAM
Assistant Professor of Political Science Chittagong University Bangladesh
Introduction For more than a century students have had an important role in the
politics of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064006441

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

The Children of Kauai

The Children of Kauai

The uncommitted : alienated youth in American society . New York ... American
student activism in comparative perspective . ... Mass youth protest movements in
Asia and the West : their common characteristics and psychiatric significance .

Author: Emmy E. Werner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0870228609

Category: Child development

Page: 199

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Categories: Child development