The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market

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OUP Oxford, Jul 6, 2006 - History - 384 pages
4 Reviews
A highly readable account of the dramatic changes in China from Mao Zedong's revolution through the turmoil of the Red Guards to the country's emergence as a world economic powerhouse. - ;Where is China heading in the 21st century? Can its Communist Party survive or is it being challenged by growing inequality and unrest? Will the US and China cooperate or compete in a dangerous future? Will China's economic boom be brought to a halt by environmental catastrophe? In this highly readable account, John Gittings provides the essential information to help answer these vital questions for the world. In the 60 years since Mao Zedong took the road to victory, China has undergone not one but two revolutions. The first swept away the old corrupt society and sought to build a 'spotless' new socialism behind closed doors; the second since Mao's death has focused on an economic agenda which accepts the goals of global capitalism. From Mao to the global market, Gittings charts this complex but epic tale and concludes with some hard questions for the future. - ;This is a book that deserves to be read widely. Gittings knows his China, and we can all be the wiser for reading him... this book provides us with a wealth of knowledge and experience. - Martin Jacques, The Guardian;no book on China has so effectively set out, analysed, reflected upon and finally summarised the great Chinese conundrum as intelligently and objectively as Gittings. A piece of classic scholarship. - Geoffrey Goodman, Tribune;Magisterial... Impressive... - David Rennie, Daily Telegraph

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User Review  - Carlos - Goodreads

This is a fantastic book. Given its diminutive size, I was really expecting another journalism-type jaunt through modern China, discussing history through a selection of anecdotes relevant to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adrian - Goodreads

While the first impressions of the title may lead one to expect a sociological analysis of modern China, The Changing Face of China is as much a well written history on modern China as a study of ... Read full review

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