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Contemporary China

1st Edition

By Bill Brugger


448 pages

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This book, first published in 1977, sets out two models of administration and participation used in Communist China, one worked out by the CCP during the war against Japan and one imported from the Soviet Union in the 1950s. These models have given rise to different policy positions, studied here, and the models provide a framework within which to examine the nature and structure of the CCP, state structures, the army, rural and urban policy, and the incorporation of national minorities.

Table of Contents

1. From Yenan to Victory (1942-50) 2. From Mass Mobilisation to the Soviet Model (1950-4) 3. The Generalisation of the Yenan Heritage (1955-6) 4. The Great Leap Forward (1957-9) 5. The Years of Calamities (1959-62) 6. The Socialist Education Movement (1962-5) 7. The Cultural Revolution is Launched (September 1965-February 1967) 8. Radical Left and Ultra-Left (March 1967-April 1969) 9. The Tenth Crisis (April 1969-August 1973)

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