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1st Edition

The Reform Decade in China
From Hope to Dismay

ISBN 9781138343719
Published March 8, 2020 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1992, provides a detailed analysis of the reform programme in post-Mao China. In it, a distinguished group of specialists show how the dramatic events that came to a head in Tiananmen Square in 1989 were the result of a profound crisis in the reform programme launched in 1978. Individual chapters examine the roots of this crisis: the inability to deal sufficiently with the Maoist legacy; insufficient political reform; the clash between Deng’s revolution from above and society’s revolution from below; the imbalances created by the new economic programme; and the relationship between these domestic changes and China’s foreign policy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Marta Dassù  2. The Reform Decade in China: The Limits to Revolution from Above Tony Saich  3. No Way Out? Rural Reforms and Food Policy in China Kathleen Hartford  4. From Modernisation to Involution: Failed Pragmatism and Lost Opportunities in Deng Xiaoping’s China Yves Chevrier  5. Tiananmen 1989: Background and Consequences Marie-Claire Bergère  6. To Reform China Su Shaozhi  7. The Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy Gerald Segal  8. China’s Open-Door Policy: Results and Perspectives Roberto Bertinelli

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