China's Communist Revolutions: Fifty Years of the People's Republic of China
Werner Draguhn, David S. G. Goodman
Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 279 pages
This volume presents papers by international scholars on the economic, social and political environments out of which the PRC emerged and the socio-political impact of communist power since then. The contributions present interpretations of key aspects of reform such as economic structures, foreign policy and political change, and the socio-political impact of communist power. The book challenges the accepted orthodoxy about the Cultural Revolution. Throughout, the emphasis is on change in the context of 20th century China, and as part of the Chinese Communist Party's search for paths to development: hence the title that speaks in the plural about revolutions. This review of social and political change is highly topical in view of the PRC's recent 50th anniversary.
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