Contemporary China: A History since 1978

Contemporary China: A History since 1978

by Yongnian Zheng
     
 

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China’s transformation from a poor country to the world’s number two economy is one of the most significant developments in contemporary history. In this new book, Yongnian Zheng examines China’s economic, political and social development from the onset of reform in the late 1970s to the present.

Beginning with the reform and open-door policy

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Overview

China’s transformation from a poor country to the world’s number two economy is one of the most significant developments in contemporary history. In this new book, Yongnian Zheng examines China’s economic, political and social development from the onset of reform in the late 1970s to the present.

Beginning with the reform and open-door policy initiated in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, Contemporary China tracks how the country has progressed alongside worldwide movements of globalization, market economy, and democratization. China’s reform has been crucial not only to economic growth, but also what Deng Xiaoping called the “second revolution” of rebuilding the country’s political and social institutions. The book examines the internal and external dynamics behind this dual transformation and provides fresh insights into China’s critical role on the world stage today.

Editorial Reviews

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“Zheng makes a marvellous attempt at dissecting this modern anomaly for readers.  Summing Up:  Highly recommended.  All academic levels/libraries.”  (Choice, 1 December 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470655801
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Series:
Blackwell History of the Contemporary World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Contemporary China lives up to its title offering concise summaries of political, economic, technological, social, and cultural changes up to the present time. It is perfect either as a classroom text or as an introduction for general readers - and it also contains new insights about Party procedures that will interest specialists. This book is comprehensive, balanced, and highly recommended.
Lynn White, Princeton University

This book provides an excellent account of ongoing political and social changes in the world's most populous and fastest growing economy. All who are interested in China's global role should read it; it is invaluable as a text for every student of contemporary history.
Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore

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