The Politics of China: The Eras of Mao and Deng / Edition 2

The Politics of China: The Eras of Mao and Deng / Edition 2

by Roderick MacFarquhar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581419

ISBN-13: 9780521581417

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bringing together substantial essays by leading scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the politics of the People's Republic of China from 1949 through the mid-1990s. The first four chapters are drawn from The Cambridge History of China, Volumes 14 and 15. The last two chapters, covering events, through the mid-1990s, have been…  See more details below

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Bringing together substantial essays by leading scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the politics of the People's Republic of China from 1949 through the mid-1990s. The first four chapters are drawn from The Cambridge History of China, Volumes 14 and 15. The last two chapters, covering events, through the mid-1990s, have been written specifically for this edition. The particular strength of the volume is the depth of expert knowledge provided for each extraordinary political era; each period is covered by a specialist on the events of that time. The volume should be equally useful to general readers with an interest in China and to students; it should also serve as a valuable reference for specialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581417
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of tables and maps
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1The establishment and consolidation of the new regime, 1949-575
2The Great Leap Forward and the split in the Yan'an leadership, 1958-6587
3The Chinese state in crisis, 1966-9148
4The succession to Mao and the end of Maoism, 1969-82248
5The road to Tiananmen: Chinese politics in the 1980s340
6Reaction, resurgence, and succession: Chinese politics since Tiananmen472
AppendixesLeaders and meetings533
References543
Index579

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