The Reform Decade in China: From Hope to Dismay

1st Edition

Marta Dassù, Tony Saich

Routledge
March 15, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9781138343719 - CAT# K394494
Series: Routledge Library Editions: China Under Mao

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Summary

This book, first published in 1992, provides a detailed analysis of the reform programme in post-Mao China. In it, a distinguished group of specialists show how the dramatic events that came to a head in Tiananmen Square in 1989 were the result of a profound crisis in the reform programme launched in 1978. Individual chapters examine the roots of this crisis: the inability to deal sufficiently with the Maoist legacy; insufficient political reform; the clash between Deng’s revolution from above and society’s revolution from below; the imbalances created by the new economic programme; and the relationship between these domestic changes and China’s foreign policy.

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