Bruce gilley a writer for the far eastern economic review traces the life of jiang zemin the adopted son of a hero of the chinese revolution who himself took part in demonstrations against the nationalist government before joining the communist party and assuming a series of posts removed from power during the cultural revolution which he . Between 1985 and 1989 jiang honed his political skills as the mayor and then party chief of shanghai impressing the national leaders with his handling of the 1989 crisis gilley 1998 jiang . In tiger on the brink bruce gilley provides the first convincing and well documented account of exactly how jiang zemin rose to be chinas leader especially interesting is the information on jiangs political patrons on the exact intersection of the events at tiananmen with his own career rise and on his breaking of chen xitongs beijing . Tiger on the brink jiang zemin and chinas new elite ebook gilley bruce amazonca kindle store. Tiger on the brink jiang zemin and chinas new elite edition 1 available in hardcover add to wishlist isbn 10 0520213955 isbn 13 9780520213951 pub date 10 01 1998 publisher university of california press tiger on the brink jiang zemin and chinas new elite edition 1 by bruce bruce gilley is hong kong correspondent for the far
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