Mao's China and After: A History of the People's Republic, Third Edition

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Simon and Schuster, 1999 - History - 587 pages
Western imperialism and the weakness of Chinese social classes -- The defection of the intellectuals -- The abortiveness of bourgeois and proletarian revolution -- The Maoist revolution and the Yan'an legacy -- The new state -- The cities: the rise and fall of national capitalism -- Land reform: the bourgeois revolution in the countryside -- The social and political consequences of industrialization -- Agricultural collectivization, 1953-1957 -- The hundred flowers: socialism, bureaucracy, and freedom -- Permanent revolution: the ideological origins of the Great Leap -- Economics of the Great Leap Forward -- The people's communes and the "transition to communism": 1958-1960 -- The bureaucratic restoration -- The new economics policy, 1961-1965 -- The socialist education movement, 1962-1965 -- The concept of cultural revolution -- The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969 -- Social results of the Cultural Revolution -- The aftermath of the cultural revolution and the close of the Maoist era, 1969-1976 -- The legacies of the Maoist era -- The rise of Deng Xiaoping and the critique of Maoism -- Market reforms and the development of capitalism -- The struggle for democracy -- The end of the reign of Deng Xiaoping: China in the 1990s
 

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Contents

Western Imperialism and the Weakness of Chinese Social Classes
3
The Defection of the Intellectuals
10
The Abortiveness of Bourgeois and Proletarian Revolution
20
The Maoist Revolution and the Yman Legacy
31
THE NEW ORDER 19491955
53
The New State
55
The Rise and Fall of National Capitalism
75
The Bourgeois Revolution in the Countryside
90
The New Economic Policy 19611965
260
The Socialist Education Movement 19621965
273
THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH 19661976
289
The Concept of Cultural Revolution
291
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution 19661969
312
Social Results of the Cultural Revolution
352
The Aftermath of the Cultural Revolution and the Close of the Maoist Era 19691976
376
DENG XIAOPING AND THE ORIGINS OF CHINESE CAPITALISM 19761998
411

The Social and Political Consequences of Industrialization
103
Agricultural Collectivization 19531957
129
UTOPIANISM 19561960
153
Socialism Bureaucracy and Freedom
155
The Ideological Origins of the Great Leap
191
Economics of the Great Leap Forward
204
19581960
214
THE THERMIDORIAN REACTION 19601965
243
The Bureaucratic Restoration
245
The Legacies of the Maoist Era
413
The Rise of Deng Xiaoping and the Critique of Maoism
427
Market Reforms and the Development of Capitalism
449
The Struggle for Democracy
483
China in the 1990s
514
Selected Bibliography
549
Index
569
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Maurice Meisner is the Harvey Goldberg Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Visiting Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. His writings, which have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese, include Li Ta-chao and the Origins of Chinese Marxism; Marxism, Maoism and Utopianism; and many other works on modern Chinese history.

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