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China: Liberation and Transformation 1942-1962

1st Edition

By Bill Brugger


286 pages

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This book, first published in 1981, is a study concerned with the leadership and the people of China during the 1942-1962 period. It analyses the attempt made by the CCP to develop new policies of administration in the wartime base areas and the subsequent transformation of these policies after the Communists came to power. The problems of establishing control over China are detailed, as are those associated with adopting the Soviet model. The rejection of that model led to the adoption of the strategy that led to the Great Leap Forward, and its attendant problems are also studied here.

Table of Contents

1. From Yan’an to Victory (1942-1949) 2. The Establishment of Government (1949-1950) 3. Mass Mobilisation (1950-1952) 4. The Soviet Model (1952-1955) 5. The Generalisation of the Yan’an Heritage (1955-1956) 6. ‘Socialist’ Consolidation (1956) 7. From ‘Blooming and Contending’ to ‘Uninterrupted Revolution’ (1957) 8. The Great Leap Forward (1958-1959) 9. The Case of Peng Dehuai and the Brief Revival of the Great Leap (1959-1960) 10. ‘Revisionism’? (1961-1962)

About the Author

Bill Burger is Middlebury’s vice president for communications and chief marketing officer. He oversees brand strategy, interactive strategy, publications, news and internal communications, video, photography, and printing and distribution operations.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: China Under Mao

This 13-volume collection of previously out-of-print titles reissues some key works in the study of Mao Zedong’s huge influence on China – its politics, economics and development into the power that it is today. Foreign policy, the Cultural Revolution, the fate of opponents, Chinese Marxist thought – all are covered here, and more, in this essential reference resource.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies