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The China Reader: The Reform Era
     

The China Reader: The Reform Era

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by Orville Schell
 

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Current Affairs/Asian Studies

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country's 1.3 billion citizens, changes have been equally dramatic,

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Current Affairs/Asian Studies

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and unprecedented economic growth have spawned new complexities. For the country's 1.3 billion citizens, changes have been equally dramatic, from skyrocketing sales in automobiles and satellite dishes to an explosion in violent crime and drug trafficking.

The China Reader: The Reform Era is a fascinating compilation by two astute China watchers of the most important documents, articles, and statements on China from 1972 to the present. Here are the voices of the experts, from Chinese analyses of the fall of Soviet Communism to Western exposés of an ecological crisis that threatens global weather patterns into the next millennium. Here, too, are the artifacts of an era, from regulations to control Chinese cyberspace to a Party member's Orwellian justification of the military crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Authoritative and comprehensive, The China Reader is a timely guide to understanding a nation in the throes of change—a historic moment with profound implications for policy makers and markets from the Pacific Rim to Wall Street.

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Paul Mooney
This is where The China Reader is most valuable: dissidentsintellectualsSinologistsjournalists and top Chinese officials are able to engage in open debate among the pages of this book — something that is impossible in China today. —Far Eastern Economic Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679763871
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
FIRST VINT
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.02(d)

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The China Reader: The Reform Era 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
loraxFL More than 1 year ago
China is now the second largest economy in the world and contains one forth of the world population. This book is broad-based, covering economic, political, and cultural recent history useful for the understanding of modern China.