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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Highly recomnmend

    I decided to purchase the book after attending a lecture by the author. I am very impressed by the detailed data gathering and unbiased analysis of Deng''s life. I highly recommend this book to anyone wants to know tghe future direction of China.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    excellent gives you insight that was never before given. Anyone that loves history or wants to know how China has become a dominate world player in the last 30+ years... than this book is a must read.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    The Rise of Modern China

    Mr. Vogel's books is quite dense, clocking in at over 700 pages, but it's very well-written and easy to read. It is about Deng Xiaoping but also about the birth (or rebirth) of a sleeping giant. Deng is a consummate politician who knew when to hold and when to fold and who adroitly used his personal power base to establish an enduring governmental structure while avoiding the temptation to be another charismatic dictator. An extraordinary pragmatist, Deng Xiaoping made some missteps (e.g. Tiananmen Square), but one cannot deny that he was a giant who shaped China into what it is today.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Deng was a giant of a man. Not in size but in stature. He was the man who ensured China grew to be a economic power house within 20 years after his death. What is remarkable is that he only became paramount leader after he was released from exile imposed during the Cultural Revolution. So he started ruling China at the ripe age of 73.

    This just released 700 page biography is a very readable book. It is written in a chronological manner. Not much is known of Deng's life as his modus operandi is not to leave notes but to commit all records to memory. This was his means to stay alive.
    I highly recommend this book as the previous biography by Richard Evans was published way back in 1994.

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    Posted December 6, 2011

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