This book examines and explains changes in Chinese health care policy during the 1949-1977 period. It is concerned with analyzing the reasons for policy change and deriving a coherent view of the Chinese political process from that analysis.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Pre-Revolutionary Legacies and Post-Revolutionary Change -- The Pre-Liberation Medical System and Post-Revolutionary Change -- Consolidation of Power and Professional Dominance: The Doctors in Charge (1949-1954) -- Party Winds Prevail Over Ministry Winds (1954-1957) -- Leadership and Administration Divided: The Great Leap Forward -- The Hundred Flowers, the Division of Administration and the Origins of Leadership Conflict -- The Consequences of Excessive Division of Authority: The Policies and Problems of the Leap -- The Collapse of the Great Leap Forward: Toward the Fragmentation of Leadership -- On Dominoes: One Step Back from the Great Leap Forward (1960–1965) -- The Policy Consequences of Agricultural Setbacks (1960-1965) -- The Cultural Revolution: Coalition Politics -- Mao and the Ministry Define the Problems: The Origins of the Cultural Revolution in Health (June 1965-August 1966) -- Assault on the Health System: Strategies of Political Offense and Defense (August 1966-1969) -- Policy Change and the Agenda for the Future (1968-1977) -- Perspective on Chinese Policy-Making and Political Development (1949-1977)* -- Table of Ministry Organization -- Content Analysis of the Chinese Medical Journal -- Red Guard Organizations -- Number of Medical Conferences Held and Attended by Chinese*
David M. Lampton