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Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China
     

Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China

by Richard Evans
 

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Credited as the architect that brought the Chinese economy into the global market, Deng Xiaoping is considered one of China’s greatest leaders. From his peasant upbringing, to his political rise in Bejing, this complete biography gives a rare look inside the private life of the celebrated politician.

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Credited as the architect that brought the Chinese economy into the global market, Deng Xiaoping is considered one of China’s greatest leaders. From his peasant upbringing, to his political rise in Bejing, this complete biography gives a rare look inside the private life of the celebrated politician.

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Deng Xiaoping, last of the great Communist revolutionaries, is the most powerful man in the world's largest country. Yet due to the scarcity of materials on Deng, whether official or personal, never before has there been a full-length biography published in English. A former British ambassador to China (1984-88), Evans has interviewed many Chinese officials with government approval and presented this study of Deng, the first in English. Evans describes Deng's life in the context of major political events, such as the Long March, Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution, and Tiananmen Square. His book is well researched and full of insightful observations. It also can be read not only as a biography of one man's life but also as a lucid introduction to modern Chinese history. Highly recommended for all libraries.-- Mark Meng, St. John's Univ. Lib., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140139457
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.77(h) x 0.75(d)

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