China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present

China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present

by Hua-Yu Li
     
 

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It is well known that the Soviet Union strongly influenced China in the early 1950s, since China committed itself both to the Sino-Soviet alliance and to the Soviet model of building socialism. What is less well known is that Chinese proved receptive notonly to the Soviet economic model but also to the emulation of the Soviet Union in realms such as those of ideology,

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It is well known that the Soviet Union strongly influenced China in the early 1950s, since China committed itself both to the Sino-Soviet alliance and to the Soviet model of building socialism. What is less well known is that Chinese proved receptive notonly to the Soviet economic model but also to the emulation of the Soviet Union in realms such as those of ideology, education, science, and culture. In this book an international group of scholars examines China's acceptance and ultimate rejection of Soviet models and practices in economic, cultural, social, and other realms. The chapters vividly illustrate the wide-ranging and multi-dimensional nature of Soviet influence, which to this day continues to manifest itself in one critical aspect, namely in China's rejection of liberal political reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739142240
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
562
File size:
965 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas P. Bernstein is professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. Hua-yu Li is associate professor of political science at Oregon State University.

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