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In this book an international group of scholars examines China's acceptance and ultimate rejection of Soviet models and practices in economic, cultural, social, and other realms.

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ISBN-13: 9780739142233
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 06/23/2011
Series: Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Complexities of Learning from the Soviet Union Thomas P. Bernstein 1

Part 1 The Ups and Downs of Sino-Soviet Relations

1 Sino-Soviet Relations during the Mao Years, 1949-1969 Lorenz M. Lüthi

2 The Main Causes for the Return of the Chinese Changchun Railway to China and Its Impact on Sino-Soviet Relations Shengfa Zhang 61

3 "Only a Handshake but no Embrace": Sino-Soviet Normalization in the 1980s Péter Vámos 79

Part 2 Ideological and Military Influences

4 Instilling Stalinism in Chinese Party Members: Absorbing Stalin's Short Course in the 1950s Hua-yu Li 107

5 The Soviet Model and the Breakdown of the Military Alliance You ji

Part 3 Soviet Economic Assistance and Socialist Transformation

6 The Transplantation and Entrenchment of the Soviet Economic Model in China Kong Hanbing 153

7 "Get Organized": The Impact of the Soviet Model on the CCP's Rural Economic Strategy, 1949-1953 Xiaojia Hou 167

8 The Soviet Model and China's State Farms Gregory Rohlf 197

Part 4 Society

9 "Labor Is Glorious": Model Laborers in the PRC Miin-ling Yu 231

10 The Soviet Impact on "Gender Equality" in China in the 1950s Jian Zang 259

Part 5 Soviet Influence on Science and Education

11 Soviet-Chinese Academic Interactions in the 1950s: Questioning the "Impact-Response" Approach Izabella Goikhman 275

12 "Three Blows of the Shoulder Pole": Soviet Experts at Chinese People's University, 1950-1957 Douglas Stiffler 303

13 Lysenkoism and the Suppression of Genetics in the PRC, 1949-1956 Laurence Schneider 327

14 Between Revolutions: Chinese Students in Soviet Institutes, 1948-1966 Elizabeth McGuire 359

Part 6 Literature and Film

15 Coming of Age in the Brave New World: The Changing Reception of the Soviet Novel, How the Steel Was Tempered, in the People's Republic of China 393

Part 7 The Era of Reform and the Impact of the Soviet Collapse

17 China's Concurrent Debate about the Gorbachev Era Gilbert Rozman 449

18 The Fate of the Soviet Model of Multinational State-Building in the People's Republic of China Minglang Zhou 477

19 The Influence of the Collapse of the Soviet Union on China's Political Choices Guan Guihai 505

Concluding Assessment: The Soviet Impact on Chinese Society Gilbert Rozman 517

Index 527

About the Contributors 545

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