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Wild Lily, Prairie Fire:
China's Road to Democracy, Yan'an to Tian'anmen, 1942-1989
Edited by Gregor Benton & Alan Hunter

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A Note on Pronunciation
Ch. 1Wild Lily, 194269
Wild Lily69
Politicians, Artists75
Thoughts on March 8 (Women's Day)78
It Is Still the Age of the Zawen82
Ch. 2The Hundred Flowers, 195785
Forum of Democratic Parties and Groups on the Rectification Movement85
Symposium of Scientists88
What Is the Fundamental Cause of the Trade Union Crisis?89
Distressing Contradiction92
Rebellious Journalists93
Excerpts from a Speech Made at a Debate Held at People's University on May 30, 195794
On the New Development of "Class"98
Heaven, Water, Heart: Democracy? Party Rule?99
I Accuse, I Protest100
Seven Theses on Socialism and Democracy101
Ch. 3Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976104
What Have Song Shuo, Lu Ping, and Peng Peiyun Done in the Cultural Revolution?104
Red Guard Statements, 1966-1967108
"Revolutionary" Power-holders120
Whither China?124
On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System134
On the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution"145
Ch. 4China Spring, 1979-1981157
Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution157
China: A History That Must Be Told175
Democracy or a New Dictatorship?180
Interview with Xu Wenli185
A Reform Program for the Eighties189
A Statement of Clarification194
Democracy and Legality Are Safeguards of Stability and Unity196
A Guangdong Youth Forum on Wall Posters199
The Wind Rises from among the Duckweed: Elections at Beijing University202
Election Scandal in a Rural Commune210
The Election Movement Is in the Ascendant213
The Student Movement in Hunan217
Youth Disturbances in China's Far West221
Advertisement: Modern Clothes227
The Reawakening of the Chinese Working Class228
In Memory of Wang Shenyou, Pioneer of the Democratic Movement, Teacher, Comrade229
Interview with Yang Jing234
Eyewitness Account of the Arrest of Liu Qing239
Liu Qing Is Innocent!244
Sad Memories and Prospects: My Appeal to the Tribunal of the People247
Women Are Human Beings Too257
China and Solidarnosc259
Ch. 5Prairie Fire, 1989264
Proposal to Resign from the Party and Prepare an "Association to Promote China's Democracy Movement"264
Letter of Petition266
Speech in Tian'anmen Square266
A Worker's Letter to the Students269
A Choice Made on the Basis of Conscience and Party Spirit: An Open Letter to All Party Members270
Hoist High the Flag of Reason271
Where I Stand274
The Socialist Multiparty System and China275
A Letter to the People278
Preparatory Program of the Autonomous Federation of Workers of the Capital279
Workers' Declaration280
Open Letter to the Students from an Army Veteran281
Smart Thieves' Voice282
Provisional Statutes of the Autonomous Federation of Workers of the Capital283
The Massacre in Tian'anmen Square286
Account of the Beijing Massacre291
The Square295
Open Letter to the Chinese Communist Party296
Ch. 6The Intellectuals' Critique299
Proposals for Reform of the Political Structure, 1986299
The Theory of Two Cultural Factors305
Problems of Modernization307
In Defense of Humanism312
On Political Reform317
The Bureaucratic Paradise327
Appendix: Sources of the Texts333

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