Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping

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Princeton University Press, 1996 - History - 508 pages
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For almost two decades after Mao Zedong's death, an epic, no-holds-barred contest was waged in China between orthodox Marxists and reformers. With Deng Xiaoping's strong support, the reformers ultimately won; but they--and China--paid a heavy price. Here, Richard Baum provides a lively, comprehensive guide to the intricate theater of post-Mao Chinese politics. He tells the intriguing story of an escalating intergenerational clash of ideas and values between the aging revolutionaries of the Maoist era and their younger, more pragmatic successors. Baum deftly analyzes the anatomy of the reformers' ultimate victory in his brilliant reconstruction of the twists and turns of the reform process.


  

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By employing a classical Lasswellian political analysis-who says what, to whom, through which channel, with what effect-Baum (political science, UCLA) demonstrates that Deng Xiaoping is the ultimate ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
CHAPTER I
30
April 1976July 1977 27
48
CHAPTER 3
66
Gengshen 1980
94
CHAPTER 5
121
CHAPTER 6
143
CHAPTER 7
164
CHAPTER 10
225
CHAPTER 11
247
CHAPTER 12
275
CHAPTER 13
313
CHAPTER 14
341
CHAPTER 15
369
EPILOGUE
391
REFERENCES
473

CHAPTER 8
189
CHAPTER 9
206

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Richard Baum is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los-Angeles.

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