Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

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by Ezra F. Vogel
     
 

No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China’s boldest strategist—the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China’s radical economic, technological, and social transformation.See more details below

Overview

No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China’s boldest strategist—the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China’s radical economic, technological, and social transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674055445
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/26/2011
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Map: China in the 1980 ix

Preface: In Search of Deng xi

Introduction: The Man and His Mission 1

Deng's Background

1 From Revolutionary to Builder to Reformer, 1904-1969 15

Deng's Tortuous Road to the Top, 1969-1977

2 Banishment and Return, 1969-1974 49

3 Bringing Order under Mao, 1974-1975 91

4 Looking Forward under Mao, 1975 120

5 Sidelined as the Mao Era Ends, 1976 157

6 Return under Hua, 1977-1978 184

Creating the Deng Era, 1978-1980

7 Three Turning Points, 1978 217

8 Setting the Limits of Freedom, 1978-1979 249

9 The Soviet-Vietnamese Threat, 1978-1979 266

10 Opening to Japan, 1978 294

11 Opening to the United States, 1978-1979 311

12 Launching the Deng Administration, 1979-1980 349

The Deng Era, 1978-1989

13 Deng's Art of Governing 377

14 Experiments in Guangdong and Fujian, 1979-1984 394

15 Economic Readjustment and Rural Reform, 1978-1982 423

16 Accelerating Economic Growth and Opening, 1982-1989 450

17 One Country, Two Systems: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet 477

18 The Military: Preparing for Modernization 523

19 The Ebb and Flow of Politics 553

Challenges to the Deng Era, 1989-1992

20 Beijing Spring, April 15-May 17, 1989 595

21 The Tiananmen Tragedy, May 17-June4, 1989 616

22 Standing Firm, 1989-1992 640

23 Deng's Finale: The Southern journey, 1992 664

Deng's Place in History

24 China Transformed 693

Key People in the Deng Era 717

Chinese Communist Party Congresses and Plenums, 1956?1992 747

Abbreviations 749

Notes 751

Index 851

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