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Author Gittings, John.

Title The changing face of China : from Mao to market / John Gittings
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Contents; List of Illustrations; 1. Introduction: The new 'New China'; 2. Search for Socialism: From Liberation to Utopia; 3. Mao Zedong versus the Party: From cult to Cultural Revolution; 4. The Rebel Alternative: From 1919 to the Red Guards; 5. Second Cultural Revolution: The abortive Great Debate; 6. Economics in Command: The modernization of China; 7. Peasant China Transformed: The rise of rural enterprise; 8. The Growth of Dissent: Poets and democracy; 9. The Party under Pressure: Reform and reaction; 10. The Scholars Speak Out: Humanism or Bourgeois Liberalism?
11. The Door Opens Wide: China and the world economy12. Tiananmen Square, 1989: Turning-point for China; 13. Into the New Millennium: China transformed; 14. China and the World: From Mao to market; Notes; Chronology 1949-2004; China's Political Leaders; Select Bibliography; Index of Names; General Index
Summary A highly readable account of the dramatic changes in China from Mao Zedong's revolution through the turmoil of the Red Guards to the country's emergence as a world economic powerhouse. - ;Where is China heading in the 21st century? Can its Communist Party survive or is it being challenged by growing inequality and unrest? Will the US and China cooperate or compete in a dangerous future? Will China's economic boom be brought to a halt by environmental catastrophe? In this highly readable account, John Gittings provides the essential information to help answer these vital questions for the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-357) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development -- China -- 21st century.
China -- Economic conditions -- 1949-
China -- History -- 1949-
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191517410 (electronic bk.)
9780191517419 (electronic bk.)