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1st Edition

Deng Xiaoping
Chronicle Of An Empire

ISBN 9780367158828
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
312 Pages

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In 1978, Deng Xiaoping, China's paramount leader, launched the economic reforms that turned the world's most populous nation into an economic dynamo. Yet Deng also shaped the destiny of a China that to this day is locked in the iron embrace of the Chinese Communist Party and its ancient, intractable leaders—even though early in his regime Deng had

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Note from the Translators and Editors -- Historical Chronology: 1976-1993 -- Introduction -- The Basis of Deng Xiaoping’s Power (1976-1979) -- Mao Dies and Hua Guofeng Blocks Deng Xiaoping’s Return -- Hu Yaobang Paves the Way for Deng’s Return -- Deng First Joins and Then Breaks with the Democracy Wall Movement -- The War to Punish Vietnam Lays the Foundation of Deng’s Power -- The Critical Element in Deng Xiaoping’s Reform (1979–1986) -- The Apotheosis of Chinese Reform: The Countryside Overwhelms the Cities -- From “Promoting Proletarian Ideology and Eliminating Bourgeois Ideas” to Reforming the Political System -- The Situation in Poland and Deng’s Second Break with the Democratic Reformers -- The Chen Yun Clique and the First Alliance Against Hu Yaobang -- Deng Counterattacks on the Economic Reform Front -- Deng Breaks with the Democratic Forces for the Last Time and Hu Yaobang Falls -- The End of the Empire (1987–1989) -- Deng Xiaoping and Zhao Ziyang Enjoy a Short Honeymoon -- The Self-Isolating “New Authoritarians” -- Tragedy for Democracy in Tiananmen Square -- The Defeat of Violence and the Last Days of the Empire -- Epilogue to the English Edition

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Ruan Ming also author of 'Tell the World: What Happened' 1989, 'Hu Yao Bang on Turning Point of History' 2001