<em>The Politics of China: Sixty Years of The People’s Republic of China</em>. 3rd Edition. Edited by Roderick MacFarquhar

The Politics of China: Sixty Years of The People’s Republic of China. 3rd Edition. Edited by Roderick MacFarquhar

The Politics of China: Sixty Years of The People's Republic of China. 3rd Edition

The Politics of China: Sixty Years of The People’s Republic of China. 3rd Edition. Edited by Roderick MacFarquhar. Cambridge University Press 2011. ISBN: 0521145317; 9780521145312; 0521196930; 9780521196932.

Thirty years ago, China was emerging from one of the most traumatic periods in its history. The Chinese people had been ravaged by long years of domestic struggle, terrible famine and economic and political isolation. Today, China has the world’s second largest economy and is a major player in global diplomacy. This volume, written by some of the leading experts in the field, tracks China’s extraordinary transformation from the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, through the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and the death of Chairman Mao, to its dynamic rise as a superpower in the twenty-first century. The latest edition of the book includes a new introduction and a seventh chapter which focuses on the legacy of Deng Xiaoping, the godfather of China’s transformation, under his successors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.

Contributors: Roderick MacFarquhar, Frederick C. Teiwes, Kenneth Lieberthal, Harry Harding, Richard Baum, Joseph Fewsmith, Alice Miller

Table of Contents [PDF]

Tables and maps / vii
Preface / ix
Abbreviations / xi
Introduction
by Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Harvard University / 1
1 The establishment and consolidation of the new regime, 1949–1957
by Frederick C. Teiwes, Professor of Government, The University of Sydney / 6
2 The Great Leap Forward and the split in the Yan’an leadership, 1958–1965
by Kenneth Lieberthal, Professor of Political Science, The University of Michigan / 87
3 The Chinese state in crisis, 1966–1969
by Harry Harding, Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University / 147
4 The succession to Mao and the end of Maoism, 1969–1982
by Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Harvard University / 246
5 The road to Tiananmen: Chinese politics in the 1980s
by Richard Baum, Professor of Political Science, The University of California, Los Angeles / 337
6 Reaction, resurgence, and succession: Chinese politics since Tiananmen
by Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University / 468
7 Dilemmas of globalization and governance
by Alice Miller, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University / 528
Appendix: Leaders and Meetings / 601
References / 607
Index / 651

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