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New Left Review I/235, May-June 1999

Wang Chaohua, Wang Dan and Li Minqi

A Dialogue on the Future of China

How do you think the June 4th movement of 1989 will be remembered—as another May 4th 1919, the threshold of a period of general political awakening and turbulence, or instead as a Chinese version of 1848 or 1968 in Europe: a last spontaneous explosion of idealistic revolt, followed by a headlong pursuit of material consumption, and complacent institutional stabilization—the very opposite of the spirit of the explosion?

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