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The Transition to Socialism in China (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

Edited by Mark Selden, Victor Lippit


326 pages

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First published in 1982. The dramatic changes in policy and theory following the death of Chairman Mao in 1976 and the publication of the most extensive official and unofficial data on the Chinese economy and society twenty years both necessitated and made possible a thorough reconsideration of the full range of issues pertaining to the political and economic trajectory of the People’s Republic in its first three decades. The contributors to this volume initiated a comprehensive effort to address fundamental problems of China’s socialist development and to reassess earlier perspectives and conclusions.

Table of Contents

1. Mark Selden and Victor Lippit The Transition to Socialism in China 2. Mark Selden Cooperation and Conflict: Cooperative and Collective Formation in China’s Countryside 3. William Hinton Village in Transition 4. Victor Lippit Socialist Development in China 5. Edward Friedman Maoism, Titoism Stalinism: Some Origins and Consequences of the Maoist Theory of the Socialist Transition 6. Andrew Walder Some Ironies of the Maoist Legacy in Industry 7. Kojima Reiitsu Accumulation, Technology, and China’s Economic Development 8. Tang Tsou, Marc Blecher, and Mitch Meisner National Agricultural Policy: The Dazhai Model and Local Change in the Post-Mao Era 9. Carl Riskin Market, Maoism, and Economic Reform in China; About the Contributors

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Asia / China
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy