Zhou Enlai: A Political Life

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Chinese University Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 397 pages
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Zhou Enlai is one of the most controversial political figures in the Chinese Communist Party. Drawing on official documents and the testimony of people who knew Zhou, Barbara Barnouin and Yu Changgen provide an in-depth analysis of Zhou's complex personality, both as a person and a leader of the CCP, and his controversial actions. Their biography thoroughly and sensitively explains his political behavior, especially how such behavior shaped 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 (CRAM) in the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

The late Yu Changgen had worked with Zhou Enlai in the Foreign Ministry of China during the 1960s and 70s. Together, they co-authored Ten Years of Turbulence: The Chinese Cultural Revolution and Chinese Foreign Policy During the Cultural Revolution.

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