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Through analysis of China's history and traditional culture, the author explores the nature of Chinese communism and how Marxism took root, flourished and developed within the context of an ancient Chinese civilization.
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China Under Communism

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Overview

Through analysis of China's history and traditional culture, the author explores the nature of Chinese communism and how Marxism took root, flourished and developed within the context of an ancient Chinese civilization.
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The author examines the history of the Chinese Communists since their accession to power in 1949, beginning with the initial problems facing the Communists at home and abroad, the early successes of the new regime, and how Mao's Marxism was replaced by more pragmatic policies. He also covers the changing relationships with the Soviet Union and the US, the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, the rise of market forces under Deng Xiaoping, and problems faced in the process of modernization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203006832
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/1998
  • Series: The Making of the Contemporary World Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,046,661
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Abbreviations
Map of People's Republic of China
Introduction 1
1 The Communist victory and consolidation of power, 1949-53 7
2 'Leaning to one side', 1950-3 18
3 The politics of the People's Republic, 1953-7 28
4 China's independent road, 1954-64 43
5 The Great Leap Forward, 1956-64 55
6 The Cultural Revolution, 1965-71 66
7 A Great Power triangle, 1964-79 82
8 A decade of transition, 1972-81 94
9 'Socialism with Chinese characteristics', 1981-9 107
10 Chinese society in the 1990s 123
11 Conclusion 132
Notes 137
Further reading 151
Index 153
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