The Transformation Of Socialism: Perestroika And Reform In The Soviet Union And China, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Transformation Of Socialism

Perestroika And Reform In The Soviet Union And China, 1st Edition

By Melvin Gurtov


258 pages

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This book is based on Conference on the Transformation of Socialism in the Soviet Union and China, and reveals a second feature of the conference: the candor of the presentations. It discusses the effects of the reforms on political processes and the development of socialism.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Transformation of Socialism -- Reappraising History -- Perestroika and the New Economic Policy (1921-1928): The Uses of History -- A Past to Serve the Present: The Reappraisal of Westernization and Revolution in Chinese History -- Party and State -- Party-State Relations Under Gorbachev: From Partocracy to "Party" State? -- A Comparative Study of the Features of the Socialist Political System and Possible Reforms -- The Social Consequences of Reforms: Culture, Intellectuals, and the Economy -- Cultural Resistance to China's Modernization -- The Trend Toward Pluralism in Chinese Literature -- A Literature of Reform, A Reform of Literature1 -- Soviet Culture and Society Under Gorbachev -- The Social Consequences of Economic Restructuring in the USSR -- Researching the Soviet and Chinese Reforms -- Shades of Excellence: The Communist Party and Elites in China and the Soviet Union -- Perestroika in the USSR and Reforms in China: Contrasts and Assessments of Their International Impact -- Reform and Development in the Primary Stage of Socialism in China -- The Economic Reforms -- The Perils of Perestroika -- The International Economics of Perestroika -- Chinese Economics and the Economy During the Period of Reform -- China's Economic Reform and the Future of Socialism

About the Author

Mel Gurtov

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