Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China
Political Reform in the Deng Xiaoping Era New edition
By (author) Merle Goldman
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Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China by Merle Goldman
Book DescriptionOne of the West's leading authorities on the role of intellectuals in contemporary China presents an account of the efforts at political reform in the Deng Xiaoping era. Merle Goldman describes a group of highly-placed intellectuals who, with the patronage of Deng Xiaoping's designated successors Hu Yaobang and then Zhao Ziyang, attempted to reshape both China's Marxist-Leninist ideology and its political system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674830080
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Merle Goldman
From Comrade to Citizen, Paperback (September 2007)
Examines the changing relationship between the Chinese people and the state. Correcting the conventional view of China as having instituted extraordinary economic changes but having experienced few political reforms in the post-Mao period, the author details efforts by individuals and groups to assert their political rights.
Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China, Paperback (March 2007)
Explores a range of grassroots efforts - initiated by the state and society alike - intended to restrain arbitrary and corrupt official behaviour and enhance the accountability of local authorities. This book covers topics such as village and township elections, fiscal reforms, legal aid, media supervision, and informal associations.
China, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Merle Goldman
John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilisation. It remains a masterwork without parallel.
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Author Biography - Merle Goldman
Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.
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