China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution, 1949-1989

China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution, 1949-1989

by John Gittings
     
 

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Analyzes the political, social, & cultural changes in China during the 4 decades after the Chinese Communists founded the Peoples Republic of China in 1949. Among the many topics are: the Cultural Revolution & how the Chinese view it now; the evolving theories of socialism, & the new tolerance of capitalism & enthusiasm for foreign trade; student demonstrations;

Overview

Analyzes the political, social, & cultural changes in China during the 4 decades after the Chinese Communists founded the Peoples Republic of China in 1949. Among the many topics are: the Cultural Revolution & how the Chinese view it now; the evolving theories of socialism, & the new tolerance of capitalism & enthusiasm for foreign trade; student demonstrations; the commune experiment & how it failed; the conservative backlash against reform; & the changing fortunes of political figures such as Lin Biao, the Gang of Four, & Deng Xiaoping. Written for the general reader or student interested in China. Political posters, woodcuts, & papercuts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192851659
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/27/1990
Edition description:
Paperback ed
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
John Gittings is an Asia specialist and foreign leader writer for The Guardian. His books include The World and China, A Chinese View of China, Superpowers in Collision (with Noam Chomsky and Jonathan Steele), and The Role of the Chinese Army.

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