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
Category: Social Science
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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
Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: Lexington Books
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.
Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in EuropePublish On: 2015
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
Author: United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Author: United States. Congress. HousePublish On: 1970
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: Asian Coalition of Human Rights OrganizationsPublish On: 1984
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
Author: Asian Coalition of Human Rights Organizations
Publisher: Learning Research Inst for International
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
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 ...
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 .
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 ...
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 ...
... 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
Contains listings of "recently completed and currently in-progress doctoral dissertations dealing with all aspects of Asia."
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 .