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Title The Cambridge History of China. Volume 14, The People's Republic, Part 1/ edited by Roderick MacFarquhar, John K. Fairbank
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987
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Description 1 online resource (739 pages)
Series The Cambridge History of China
Cambridge history of China.
Contents The reunification of China / John K. Fairbank -- Emulating the Soviet model, 1949-1957 -- Establishment and consolidation of the new regime / Frederick C. Teiwes -- Economic recovery and the 1st Five-Year Plan / Nicholas R. Lardy -- Education for the new order / Suzanne Pepper -- The Party and the intellectuals / Merlie Goldman -- Foreign relations: from the Korean War to the Bandung Line / Mineo Nakajima -- The search for a Chinese road, 1958-1965 -- The Great Leap Forward and the split in the Yenan leadership / Kenneth Lieberthal -- The Chinese economy under stress, 1958-1965 / Nicholas R. Lardy -- New directions in education / Suzanne Pepper -- The Party and the intellectuals: phase two / Merle Goldman -- The Sino-Soviet split / Allen S. Whiting -- Epilogue / Roderick Macfarquhar -- Appendixes: Meetings and Leaders
Summary This is the first of the two final volumes of The Cambridge History of China, which describe the efforts of the People's Republic of China to grapple with the problems of adaptation to modern times. Volume 14 deals with the achievements of the economic and human disasters of the new regime's first sixteen years (1949-65). Part I chronicles the attempt to adapt the Soviet model of development to China, and Part II covers the subsequent efforts of China's leaders to find native solutions that would provide more rapid and appropriate answers to China's problems. Each of the two parts of the volume analyzes the key issues and developments in the spheres of politics, economics, culture, education, and foreign relations. The contributors, all leading scholars of the period, show the interrelation of Chinese actions in all these spheres, and the describe how, gradually, events led to the Cultural Revolution launched by Mao Tse-tung in 1966
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Subject China -- History -- 1949-1976.
Form Electronic book
Author MacFarquhar, Roderick.
Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991.
ISBN 9781139054812 (ebook)
1139054813 (ebook)