Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China

Deng Xiaoping and the Making of Modern China

by Richard Evans
     
 

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This updated study examines Deng Xiaoping's life in the sweeping context not only of Chinese history through Tiananmen Square, but of recent events in China, including the death of Deng Xiaoping. Deng emerges as a steadfast revolutionary spirit and one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. 384 pp.  See more details below

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This updated study examines Deng Xiaoping's life in the sweeping context not only of Chinese history through Tiananmen Square, but of recent events in China, including the death of Deng Xiaoping. Deng emerges as a steadfast revolutionary spirit and one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. 384 pp.

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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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