Synopses & Reviews
Bringing together substantial essays by leading scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the politics of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to the mid-1990s.
This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the politics of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to the mid-1990s. Four of the chapters are drawn from The Cambridge History of China, and the other chapters have been written specifically for this volume.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-577) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction Roderick MacFarquhar; 1. The establishment and consolidation of the new regime, 1949-57 Frederick C. Teiwes; 2. The Great Leap Forward and the split in the Yan'an leadership, 1958-65 Kenneth Lieberthal; 3. The Chinese state in crisis, 1966-69 Harry Harding; 4. The succession to Mao and the end of Maoism, 1969-82 Roderick MacFarquhar; 5. The road to Tiananmen: Chinese politics in the 1980s Richard Baum; 6. Reaction, resurgence, and succession: Chinese politics since Tiananmen Joseph Fewsmith.