Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China (BOK)

Jean-Philippe Beja

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In December 2008 some 350 Chinese intellectuals published a manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution and an end to one-party rule. Known as "Charter 08", the manifesto has since been signed by more than 10,000 people. One of its authors, Liu Xiaobo, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 but has remained in prison since 2009 for subversive crimes. This collection -- the first of its kind in English -- examines the trial of Liu Xiaobo, the significance and impact of Charter 08, and the prospects for reform in China. The collection includes contributions from legal and political experts from around the world, a detailed account of Liu's trial by his defence lawyers, and a passionate -- and ultimately optimistic -- account of resistance, repression and political change by the human rights lawyer Teng Biao.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Jean-Philippe Beja
ISBN 9789888139071
Antall sider 396 Dimensjoner 15cm x 25cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 666 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Human rights