Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

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No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist--the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China's radical economic, technological, and social transformation.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780674055445
Characteristics: xxiv, 876 p., [22] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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Dec 14, 2014

Provides inside insights, from Deng's perspective, about the relationship of Mao to all his lead supporters and non. Deng provides a unique perspective due to his experience outside of China, which Mao lacked and thus made Deng both a threat and a promise of possibility. To Mao's credit, though he suspended Deng from roles of authority, he always brought him back. An incisive, though a bit dry, look at the leadership and Dengs impact..including his role in the Tiananmen Square Massacre of June, 1989. A quality book with scholarship, though at times a a bit dry and assumptive about elements that could be detailed. But for an 800+ page book, very well written.

afatcat Apr 29, 2012

It is very detailed and includes not only one side of view. It is very well organized and easy to follow.

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