Living with Reform
China Since 1989
By (author) Timothy Cheek
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Living with Reform by Timothy Cheek
Book DescriptionChina 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842777237
(216mm x 135mm x 135mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Timothy Cheek
Intellectual in Modern Chinese History, Hardback (January 2016)
A vivid account of Chinese intellectuals across the twentieth century that provides a guide to making sense of China today.
Mao's Road to Power, Hardback (September 2015)
This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism.
People's Republic of China at 60, Paperback (June 2011)
To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the PRC, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies convened a conference to consider this question: After three decades of internal strife, followed by reform, entrepreneurialism, and internationalization, is the PRC here for the dynastic long haul? This volume presents an energetic exchange of views on the topic.
Critical Introduction to Mao, Hardback (August 2010)» View all books by Timothy Cheek
Leading scholars offer a critical evaluation of the life and legacy of China's most famous - some would say infamous - son.
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Author Biography - Timothy Cheek
Timothy Cheek holds the Louis Cha Chair of Chinese Research in the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. He is also editor of the journal, Pacific Affairs. His books include Mao Zedong and China's Revolutions (2002) and Propaganda and Culture in Mao's China (1997), as well as New Perspectives on State Socialism in China (1997) and The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao (1989).
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