Zhou Enlai: A Political Life

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Chinese University Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 397 pages
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This is a new biography on Zhou Enlai, one of the most important and yet debatable political figures in the Chinese Communist Party. Based on solid research and first-hand information obtained from official documents as well as from people who had long acquaintance with 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 CCP. The analysis is insightful to the understanding of his political behaviour and, in particular, how such behaviour had played a crucial role in the course of contemporary 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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