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Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990 (review)

Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28... Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990 (review) Gerald A. McBeath China Review International, Volume 4, Number 2, Fall 1997, pp. 357-359 (Review) Published by University of Hawai'i Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/cri.1997.0148 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/397107/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 01:31 GMT from JHU Libraries Reviews 357 C. L. Chiou. Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. xiii, 178 pp. Hardcover, isbn 0-312-12871-1. Over the last quarter century, some forty states have undergone the transition from authoritarian to democratic politics, in what Samuel P. Huntington calls the "third wave" of democratic change in human history.1 Changes in East Asia have been particularly rapid, as both the Republic of Korea and the Republic of China on Taiwan have developed competitive party systems; even the forty-year domi- nance of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party loosened as a coalition of opposi- tion parties briefly replaced its rule. However, the primary Leninist states of Asia—China, North Korea, and Viet- nam—remain as authoritarian and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990 (review)

China Review International , Volume 4 (2) – Mar 30, 2011

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Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990 (review) Gerald A. McBeath China Review International, Volume 4, Number 2, Fall 1997, pp. 357-359 (Review) Published by University of Hawai'i Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/cri.1997.0148 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/397107/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 01:31 GMT from JHU Libraries Reviews 357 C. L. Chiou. Democratizing Oriental Despotism: China from 4 May 1919 to 4 June 1989 and Taiwan from 28 February 1947 to 28 June 1990. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. xiii, 178 pp. Hardcover, isbn 0-312-12871-1. Over the last quarter century, some forty states have undergone the transition from authoritarian to democratic politics, in what Samuel P. Huntington calls the "third wave" of democratic change in human history.1 Changes in East Asia have been particularly rapid, as both the Republic of Korea and the Republic of China on Taiwan have developed competitive party systems; even the forty-year domi- nance of the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party loosened as a coalition of opposi- tion parties briefly replaced its rule. However, the primary Leninist states of Asia—China, North Korea, and Viet- nam—remain as authoritarian and

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