Description - Living with Reform by Timothy Cheek
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.
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Author Biography - Timothy Cheek
TIMOTHY CHEEK holds the Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia, and is the editor of Pacific Affairs. His previous books on China include Mao Zedong and China's Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). The series editor is NICHOLAS GUYATT.