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Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country's 1.3 billion citizens, changes have been equally dramatic, from ...
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The China Reader: The Reform Era

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Overview

Current Affairs/Asian Studies

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country's 1.3 billion citizens, changes have been equally dramatic, from skyrocketing sales in automobiles and satellite dishes to an explosion in violent crime and drug trafficking.

The China Reader: The Reform Era is a fascinating compilation by two astute China watchers of the most important documents, articles, and statements on China from 1972 to the present. Here are the voices of the experts, from Chinese analyses of the fall of Soviet Communism to Western exposés of an ecological crisis that threatens global weather patterns into the next millennium. Here, too, are the artifacts of an era, from regulations to control Chinese cyberspace to a Party member's Orwellian justification of the military crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Authoritative and comprehensive, The China Reader is a timely guide to understanding a nation in the throes of change--a historic moment with profound implications for policy makers and markets from the Pacific Rim to Wall Street.


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Editorial Reviews

Paul Mooney
This is where The China Reader is most valuable: dissidentsintellectualsSinologistsjournalists and top Chinese officials are able to engage in open debate among the pages of this book — something that is impossible in China today. —Far Eastern Economic Review
Paul Mooney
This is where The China Reader is most valuable: dissidents, intellectuals, Sinologists, journalists and top Chinese officials are able to engage in open debate among the pages of this book — something that is impossible in China today.
Far Eastern Economic Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307766229
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/6/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Reforming China
China's Political Evolution, 1972-1982 5
Communique of the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 21
Answers to the Italian Journalist Oriana Fallaci 29
Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China 37
Advance Along the Road of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics 50
Report on Checking the Turmoil and Quelling the Counterrevolutionary Rebellion 79
Speech to Officers at the Corps Level and Above from the Martial Law Enforcement Troops in Beijing 95
China Faces the 1990s: A System in Crisis 103
The Ten-Thousand-Character Manifesto 116
Ruling China After Deng 136
The Democracy Wall Movement 157
Democracy: The Fifth Modernization 165
Democracy, Reform, and Modernization 175
Taking a Clear-Cut Stand Against Bourgeois Liberalization 182
China's Spring 186
1989 Wall Posters 197
A Hunger Strike Manifesto 199
The Beijing Massacre 204
Who They Were 207
Speech at the National Conference on Education 215
A Small Matter of Truth 223
The Press in the 1980s: Testing New Ground 229
The Press During the 1989 Demonstrations 236
The Second Channel 246
The Battle for Cyberspace 256
The Reemergence of the Realm of the Private 261
Religion Must Serve the State 267
Summer of Betrayal 271
Shake, Rattle, and Roll 280
Computer Insects 291
The Pattern and Logic of China's Economic Reform 300
A Midcourse Assessment of China's Economic Reform 311
The Impact of Township, Village, and Private Enterprises' Growth on State Enterprises Reform: Three Regional Case Studies 321
Grain Galore 335
Out of Work in the State Sector 348
Rural Poverty 357
200 Million Mouths Too Many: China's Surplus Rural Labor 362
Strengthening Management over the Floating Population 373
Our Real China Problem 376
China's Environment in the New Century 389
Shanghai's Dark Side 394
Crime (and Punishment) Rages Anew in China 401
Getting Human Rights Right 407
Opposing Interference in Other Countries' Internal Affairs Through Human Rights 415
Chinese Officialdom's Miraculous and Unique Conception of Human Rights 419
Stalwart Resistance 422
China's Military: Real or Paper Tiger? 432
China As a Great Power 448
Strive for a Peaceful International Environment 459
The United States and China: Cooperation or Confrontation? 470
China and the National Interest 479
The Dalai Lama on China, Hatred, and Optimism 489
The Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong 493
Continue to Promote the Reunification of China 496
The Chinese Future 505
Conclusion: The Legacy of Reform 531
Index 537
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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    Must reading for this China century

    China is now the second largest economy in the world and contains one forth of the world population. This book is broad-based, covering economic, political, and cultural recent history useful for the understanding of modern China.

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