Falun Gong: the end of days by Maria Hsia Chang [Book review]

Hayes, Anna (2006) Falun Gong: the end of days by Maria Hsia Chang [Book review]. Australian Public Intellectual Network Review of Books. ISSN 1833-0932

Abstract

Review of Maria Hsia Chang's 2004 publication, Falun Gong: The End of Days. Carlton North: Scribe Publications. At the recent China Studies Association of Australia Conference in Bendigo, Yu Haiqing explored media representations of the 'threat of Falun Gong' to both Chinese nationals and the state. She concluded that the persecution of Falun Gong is directly attributed to the perceived threat posed by the sect to the Chinese Communist Party. In Falun Gong: The End of Days Chang, a political scientist, begins by outlining the historical tradition whereby secret societies have been able to stage uprisings and overthrow the body politic. In fact, Chang's accounts of the impact the various millenarian movements have had on China's political landscape are the true strength of the work as they clearly identify the reasons behind the CCP's fear of the sect.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting copyright advice.
Depositing User: Dr Anna Hayes
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 01:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Falun Gong, People's Republic of China, Li Hongzhi
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5231

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