CUPgate: Paywall removed on Cambridge-blocked articles

Good news for China researchers: The China Quarterly is making all previously-banned papers available free of charge through its website.

On Saturday our team was discussing CUPgate (yes, it definitely merits a -gate) and whether to make banned The China Quarterly papers available on our website. Through our HKU alumni ProQuest subscription, we spent a morning downloaded as many as we could, with the rebellious idea of publicly sharing them with readers from China and across the world.

Pros: some good publicity in the liberal press, a chance to be “political prisoners” when CUP would surely sue us, and, #1, the joy of mischief. Cons: distributing copyrighted material would be irresponsible, unprofessional and unfair to The China Quarterly. Cons won, mainly due to the sober and thoughtful criticism of CUP by academics we talked to: we felt respecting CUP, despite angrily disagreeing with its move, would be important to maintain credibility with China’s academic community.

But a happy ending: today, the journal is making all those papers available free of charge! Here’s links of selected CUPgate papers:

The Tiananmen Papers Revisited

  • Alfred L. Chan, Andrew J. Nathan
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 177 / 2004

The Tiananmen Papers: An Editor’s Reflections

  • Andrew J. Nathan
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 167 / 2001

The Tiananmen Papers, compiled by Zhang Liang, edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link, with an afterword by Orville Schell (New York: Public Affairs, 2001).

  • Lowell Dittmer
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 166 / 2001

Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space. By WU HUNG. [London: Reaktion Books, 2005. 272 pp. £19.95. ISBN 1-86189-235-7.]

  • Robert Benewick
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 185 / 2006

Tiananmen Fictions outside the Square: The Chinese Literary Diaspora and the Politics of Global Culture. BELINDAKONG. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. viii + 278 pp. $27.95. ISBN 978-1-4399-0759-7

  • Sebastian Veg
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 223 / 2015

The Man on Mao’s Right: From Harvard Yard to Tiananmen Square, My Life inside China’s Foreign Ministry. ChaozhuJi. New York: Random House, 2008. xix + 354 pp. $28.00. ISBN978-1-4000-6584-4

  • David Shambaugh
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 197 / 2009

The Power of Tiananmen: State–Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement. By Dingxin Zhao. [Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. 433 pp. ISBN 0-226-98260-2.]

  • Timothy Brook
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 180 / 2004

The Impact of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. Edited by BéjaJean-Philippe. New York and London: Routledge, 2011. xii + 265 pp. $148.00. ISBN 978-0-415-57872-1

  • Richard Baum
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 209 / 2012

Having One’s Porridge and Eating It Too: Wang Meng as Intellectual and Bureaucrat in Late 20th-Century China

  • Shakhar Rahav
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 212 / 2012

Foreshocks: Local Origins of Nanjing’s Qingming Demonstrations of 1976

  • Dong Guoqiang, Andrew G. Walder
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 220 / 2014

Subsidizing Tibet: An Interprovincial Comparison of Western China up to the End of the Hu–Wen Administration

  • Andrew M. Fischer
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 221 / 2015

Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War. McGranahanCarole. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010. xvii + 307 pp. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8223-4771-2

  • Tsering Shakya
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 206 / 2011

Gaps in the Silk Road: An Analysis of Population Health Disparities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

  • Brenda L. Schuster
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 198 / 2009

Staged Development in Xinjiang

  • Nicolas Becquelin
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 178 / 2004

Restaging the Revolution in Contemporary China: Memory of Politics and Politics of Memory

  • Rong Cai
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 215 / 2013

Mummifying the Working Class: The Cultural Revolution and the Fates of the Political Parties of the 20th Century

  • Alessandro Russo
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 227 / 2016

Bending the Arc of Chinese History: The Cultural Revolution’s Paradoxical Legacy

  • Andrew G. Walder
  • Journal: The China Quarterly / Volume 227 / 2016
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