Zhou Enlai: A Political Life

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Chinese University Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 397 pages
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This new biography of Zhou Enlai is based on research in official documents as well as from longtime acquaintances of Zhou. The authors successfully give an in-depth analysis on the complex personality and controversial actions of Zhou, both as a person and a leader of the Chinese Communist Party. The analysis explors the nature of his political behavior and how such behaviur played a crucial role in modern Chinese history.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Formative Years 18981924
9
Revolutionary Years 19241949
31
Nation Building 19491966
121
Cultural Revolution 19661976
217
Epilogue
315
Notes
323
Selected Bibliography
355
Index
379
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About the author (2006)

Barbara Barnouin is a research fellow at the Asia Center, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. The late Yu Changgen worked with Zhou Enlai in China's Foreign Ministry in the '60s and '70s. Barnouin and Yu are the coauthors of Ten Years of Turbulence: The Chinese Cultural Revolution and Chinese Foreign Policy During the Cultural Revolution.

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