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Overview

A comprehensive exposition of the life of Deng Xiaoping, the pre-eminent leader of late 20th-century China, from his birth in 1904 to the present. Written by an insider, this study is notable for the detail it provides on elite-level Chinese Communist Party politics and Deng's changing relations with his party colleagues in the jockying for power that constitutes a significant aspect of CCP politics. This biography combines intimate details, and the sweep of history that encompasses the struggles of 20th-century China. This text provides both political and personal information that may be of interest to students of Chinese history, as well as providing an insight into the man who has influenced the social, political, and economic development of China.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Deng Xiaoping entered the inner circle of the Chinese Communist elite by ingratiating himself with Mao Zedong. After he became China's paramount leader in 1978, Deng jettisoned Mao's legacy and surfed the waves of post-Mao reform. Yang's richly detailed biography portrays him as a pure political animal drawn to the scent of power but without any firm political compass other than expediency. Yet, according to the author, his positive accomplishments outweighed his mistakes. Yang (The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party, M.E. Sharpe, 1995) brings an insider's knowledge of Chinese communism to his account, which is strong on elite politics but weak on the larger context of China. He offers few synthesizing judgments and little analysis. Most China scholars acknowledge the difficulty of deciphering Chinese politics. Yang fancies himself unique in his superior understanding of Deng and smugly criticizes other biographers, although he himself is not infallible. For academic and larger public libraries.Steven I. Levine, Boulder Run Research, Hillsborough, N.C.
Booknews
A deeply researched and authoritative biography of the second ruler of the Communist period in China's history, by a scholar who arrived in the US from mainland China shortly after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563247224
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 450
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Why Deng?; Like Father, Like Son (1904-1917); Bound for Abroad (1918-1920); French Capitalists make Chinese Communists (1921-1925); Russia and Beyond (1926-1929); Unfortunate Royal Commissioner (1929-1932); Bad Luck Turn into Good Fortune (1933-1936); Battlefield as "Safe Haven" (1937-1945); Battlefield as "Gold Mine" (1946-1949); The Lord of the Southwest (1950-1952); A Ladder of Official Success is Built from Shoulders of Victims (1953-1956); Exuberance after Consecutive Promotions (1957-1959); Fatigue after Leaping Forward (1960-1965); Bombardment from Within the General Headquarters (1966-1972); The Capitalist Roader on the Road (1973-1975); The Year of the Dragon (1976); Back to Power (1977-1980); The Summit of Name and Fame (1981-1984); Unsuccessful Successors (1985-1988); Bloodshed at the Gate of Heavenly Peace (1989); Retirement or Not? (1990-1993); Supreme Maturity (1994-1996); Epilogue - Communist China With or Without Him.
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