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For almost two decades after Mao Zedong's death, an epic, no-holds-barred contest was waged in China between orthodox Marxists and reformers. With Deng Xiaoping's strong support, the reformers ultimately won; but they--and China--paid a heavy price. Here, Richard Baum provides a lively, comprehensive guide to the intricate theater of post-Mao Chinese politics. He tells the intriguing story of an escalating intergenerational clash of ideas and values between the aging revolutionaries of the Maoist era and their younger, more pragmatic successors. Baum deftly analyzes the anatomy of the reformers' ultimate victory in his brilliant reconstruction of the twists and turns of the reform process.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691036373
ISBN-10: 0691036373
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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