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China Under Communism

1st Edition

By Alan Lawrance


176 pages

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Paperback: 9780415150453
pub: 1998-09-24
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China Under Communism examines how Marxism took root, flourished and developed within the context of an ancient Chinese civilization.

Through analysis of China's history and traditional culture, the author explores the nature of Chinese communism and how it has diverged from the Soviet model. This book also provides insight into the changing perceptions Westerners have of the Chinese, and vice versa.

Key features include:

* assessment of controversial issues: The Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution and Mao's record

* coverage of gender and family, ethnicity, nationalism, and popular culture

* long historical context.

This timely evaluation details how China's political and economic policies have been inextricably linked, and assesses past failures and successes, as well as major problems for the future.


'Alan Lawrence's volume does a reasonably good job of summarising China's recent past for the general reader or for first year under graduates with no prior knowledge of China.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

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