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Harvard Contemporary China Series #12: the Paradox of China's Post-mao Reforms

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China's bold program of reforms launched in the late 1970s--the move to a market economy and the opening to the outside world--ended the political chaos and economic stagnation of the Cultural Revolution and sparked China's unprecedented economic boom. Yet, while the reforms made possible a rising standard of living for the majority of China's population, they came at the cost of a weakening central government, increasing inequalities, and fragmenting society.

The essays of Barry Naughton, Joseph Fewsmith, Paul H. B. Godwin, Murray Scot Tanner, Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien, Tianjian Shi, Martin King Whyte, Thomas P. Bernstein, Dorothy J. Solinger, David S. G. Goodman, Kristen Parris, Merle Goldman, Elizabeth J. Perry, and Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko analyze the contradictory impact of China's economic reforms on its political system and social structure. They explore the changing patterns of the relationship between state and society that may have more profound significance for China than all the revolutionary movements that have convulsed it through most of the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

China's bold program of reforms launched in the late 1970s--the move to a market economy and the opening to the outside world--ended the political chaos and economic stagnation of the CulturalRevolution and sparked China's unprecedented economic boom. Yet, while the reforms made possible a rising standard of living for the majority of China's population, they came at the cost of a weakening central government, increasinginequalities, and fragmenting society.

The essays of Barry Naughton, Joseph Fewsmith, Paul H. B. Godwin, Murray Scot Tanner, Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien, Tianjian Shi, Martin King Whyte, ThomasP. Bernstein, Dorothy J. Solinger, David S. G. Goodman, Kristen Parris, Merle Goldman, Elizabeth J. Perry, and Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko analyze the contradictory impact of China's economic reforms on its political system andsocial structure. They explore the changing patterns of the relationship between state and society that may have more profound significance for China than all the revolutionary movements that have convulsed it through most of thetwentieth century.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-447).

About the Author

Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.Roderick MacFarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, and Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Harvard University

Table of Contents

Preface

I. Introduction

1. Dynamic Economy, Declining Party-State

Merle Goldman & Roderick MacFarquhar

2. China's Transition in Economic Perspective

Barry Naughton

II. Limited Political Reforms

3. Elite Politics

Joseph Fewsmith

4. Party-Military Relations

Paul H. B. Godwin

5. The National People's Congress

Murray Scot Tanner

6. The Struggle over Village Elections

Lianjiang Li & Kevin J. 0 'Brien

7. Mass Political Behavior in Beijing

Tianjian Shi

III. Fragmenting Society

8. The Changing Role of Workers

Martin King Whyte

9. Farmer Discontent and Regime Responses

Thomas P. Bernstein

10. China's Floating Population

Dorothy J. Solinger

11. The New Middle Class

David S. G. Goodman

12. The Rise of Private Business Interests

Kitten Paths

13. The Emergence of Politically Independent Intellectuals

Merle Goldman

14. Crime, Corruption, and Contention

Elizabeth J. Perry

Conclusion

15. The "State of the State"

Richard Baum & Alexei Shevchenko

Notes

Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674654549
Editor:
Goldman, Merle
Editor:
MacFarquhar, Roderick
Editor:
MacFarquhar, Roderick
Editor:
Goldman, Merle
Edited:
Goldman, Merle
Edited:
MacFarquhar, Goldman, Merle, Roderick
Author:
MacFarquhar, Roderick
Author:
Goldman, Merle
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
China
Subject:
Economic Policy
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
1976-
Subject:
China Social conditions 1976- Congresses.
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
China--Politics and government--1976-2002
Subject:
China--Economic policy--1976-2000
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 363-447.
Series:
Harvard Contemporary China Series
Series Volume:
Volume 12
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 line illustrations, 9 tables
Pages:
462
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , China's bold program of reforms launched in the late 1970s--the move to a market economy and the opening to the outside world--ended the political chaos and economic stagnation of the CulturalRevolution and sparked China's unprecedented economic boom. Yet, while the reforms made possible a rising standard of living for the majority of China's population, they came at the cost of a weakening central government, increasinginequalities, and fragmenting society.

The essays of Barry Naughton, Joseph Fewsmith, Paul H. B. Godwin, Murray Scot Tanner, Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien, Tianjian Shi, Martin King Whyte, ThomasP. Bernstein, Dorothy J. Solinger, David S. G. Goodman, Kristen Parris, Merle Goldman, Elizabeth J. Perry, and Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko analyze the contradictory impact of China's economic reforms on its political system andsocial structure. They explore the changing patterns of the relationship between state and society that may have more profound significance for China than all the revolutionary movements that have convulsed it through most of thetwentieth century.

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