Five years after Beijing's pragmatic new leadership embarked on its Four Modernizations program, the obstacles to change in China are becoming apparent, agree the contributors to this book. Focusing on developments since Mao's death and pointing to the negative effects of China's massive bureaucracy, the regime's reluctance to give up Soviet-style
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Management and Reform -- Deng Xiaoping’s Reform of the Chinese Bureaucracy -- Industrial Reform in China: The Human Dimension -- National Elites, Rural Bureaucrats, and Peasants: Limits on Commune Reform in China -- Intellectual and Cultural Reform -- The Idea of Liberal Education in China -- Reflections on the Intellectual Climate of China -- The Abortive Attempt to Democratize China’s Political System
Ronald A. Morse is secretary of the East Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.