New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution

The result of a conference cosponsored by the Sinological Institute, Leiden U., and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and held during January 1990, this collection of essays presents new perspectives on the history ...

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563244284

Category: Political Science

Page: 414

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The result of a conference cosponsored by the Sinological Institute, Leiden U., and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and held during January 1990, this collection of essays presents new perspectives on the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between its founding in 1920 and its conquest of China in 1949. Employing the voluminous primary sources that have become available in the last decade and a half, the authors draw attention to events and places that until now have suffered historiographical neglect or offer revisionist interpretations of the signal events and leading figures of CCP history, in many cases relating them to new theoretical perspectives on culture and local society, including language and gender relations. Paper edition (unseen), $32.50. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Political Science

New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution

New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution

Since the Cultural Revolution, data have been uncovered to illuminate that tumultuous decade. In this volume 13 scholars examine the gap between the ideology of the Revolution and the harsh and contradictory reality of its outcome.

Author: William A.. Joseph

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: UOM:39076001256333

Category: China

Page: 374

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Since the Cultural Revolution, data have been uncovered to illuminate that tumultuous decade. In this volume 13 scholars examine the gap between the ideology of the Revolution and the harsh and contradictory reality of its outcome. They focus particularly on the violence, coercion, and constant tension between the need for centralization to enforce policies and the need for decentralizing decision-making if those goals were to be achieved.
Categories: China

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The Chinese Revolution in Historical Perspective

The volume presents a concise history of China, reinterprets the revolution and its relationship to the past, and provides valuable insights into the problems of contemporary China.

Author: John E. Schrecker

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000119417

Category: China

Page: 272

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This introduction to the social, political, and intellectual history of China offers new perspectives as it analyzes two crucial and interrelated questions. Schrecker proposes new approaches for conceptualizing and evaluating China's modern revolution and the long and often misunderstood Chinese past, clarifying a topic made more complex because the West and Western ideas have played crucial roles in the revolutionary process. The volume presents a concise history of China, reinterprets the revolution and its relationship to the past, and provides valuable insights into the problems of contemporary China. It is of importance for the general reader and should be useful as a text in courses in Chinese, comparative and world history.
Categories: China

New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution

New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution

At the conference on new perspectives on the Chinese communist revolution held in 1990 in Amsterdam and Leiden, where the essays that make up the present volume were first presented, all participants agreed that existing discussions of ...

Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317463917

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available.
Categories: Political Science

New Perspectives on State Socialism in China

New Perspectives on State Socialism in China

Placing Chinese Community Party history in the realm of social history and comparative politics, this text studies the roots of the policy failures of the late Maoist period and the tenacity of the CCP.

Author: Timothy Cheek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315293516

Category: Law

Page: 422

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Placing Chinese Community Party history in the realm of social history and comparative politics, this text studies the roots of the policy failures of the late Maoist period and the tenacity of the CCP.
Categories: Law

New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution

New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution

See Christine Wong , " Between Plan and Market : The Role of the Local Sector in Post - Mao China , ” Journal of Comparative Economics 11 : 385–398 ( 1987 ) . 34. Roderick MacFarquhar , “ The End of the Chinese Revolution , ” The New ...

Author: William A. Joseph

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684171149

Category: History

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Since the Cultural Revolution, data have been uncovered to illuminate that tumultuous decade. In this volume 13 scholars examine the gap between the ideology of the Revolution and the harsh and contradictory reality of its outcome. They focus particularly on the violence, coercion, and constant tension between the need for centralization to enforce policies and the need for decentralizing decision-making if those goals were to be achieved.
Categories: History

Living with Reform

Living with Reform

Cheek shows the domestic concerns and social forces that shape the foreign policy of one of the worlds great powers.

Author: Timothy Cheek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781848131552

Category: History

Page: 185

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China is huge. China is growing more powerful. Yet China remains a great mystery to most people in the West. This contemporary history, based on the latest scholarly research, offers a balanced perspective of the continuing legacy of Maoism in the lives not only of China's leaders but China's working people. It outlines the ambitious economic reforms taken since the 1980s and shows the complex responses to the consequences of reform in China today. Cheek shows the domestic concerns and social forces that shape the foreign policy of one of the worlds great powers. His analysis will equip the reader to judge media reports independently and to consider the experience and values not only of the Chinese government but China's workers, women, and minorities.
Categories: History

China s Transition from Communism New Perspectives

China s Transition from Communism     New Perspectives

It is now clear, however, that political liberalisation does not necessarily follow economic liberalisation. This book explores this apparent contradiction, presenting many new perspectives and new thinking on the subject.

Author: Guoguang Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317501190

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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As China moved from a planned to a market economy many people expected that China’s political system would similarly move from authoritarianism to democracy. It is now clear, however, that political liberalisation does not necessarily follow economic liberalisation. This book explores this apparent contradiction, presenting many new perspectives and new thinking on the subject. It considers the path of transition in China historically, makes comparisons with other countries and examines how political culture and the political outlook in China are developing at present. A key feature of the book is the fact that most of the contributors are China-born, Western-trained scholars, who bring deep knowledge and well informed views to the study.
Categories: Social Science

Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution

Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution

Arif Dirlik's latest offering is a revisionist perspective on Chinese radicalism in the twentieth century.

Author: Arif Dirlik

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520072979

Category: History

Page: 326

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Arif Dirlik's latest offering is a revisionist perspective on Chinese radicalism in the twentieth century. He argues that the history of anarchism is indispensable to understanding crucial themes in Chinese radicalism. And anarchism is particularly significant now as a source of democratic ideals within the history of the socialist movement in China. Dirlik draws on the most recent scholarship and on materials available only in the last decade to compile the first comprehensive history of his subject available in a Western language. He emphasizes the anarchist contribution to revolutionary discourse and elucidates this theme through detailed analysis of both anarchist polemics and social practice. The changing circumstances of the Chinese revolution provide the immediate context, but throughout his writing the author views Chinese anarchism in relation to anarchism worldwide.
Categories: History