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China without Mao : The Search for a New Order - Immanuel C. Y. Hsu

China without Mao

The Search for a New Order

Paperback Published: 22nd March 1990
ISBN: 9780195060560
Number Of Pages: 352

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Now available in a new, updated edition, this groundbreaking book on post-Mao China, written by the distinguished Asian scholar Immanuel C.Y. HsA1/4, explores the astonishing transformation that has occurred there. Since Mao Zedong's death in 1976, China's leaders have launched an ambitious modernization program aimed at making their nation a relatively prosperous socialist state by the year 2000.
Along with the first edition's examination of the smashing of the Gang of Four, the evolution of a new order under Deng Xiaoping, the manner and costs of modernization, the normalization of relations with the United States, and the prospects for reunification with Taiwan, the second edition offers an insider's view into China's policies of accelerated economic development and opening to the outside world, adopted at a December 1978 party conference. Focusing on the cultural impact of these policies, HsA1/4 candidly reveals both the improved standard of living and the serious fundamental problems--including high inflation, widespread corruption, crises in leadership, loss of faith in communism, and especially the recent student protests--resulting from these recent developments. The new edition also includes a postscript which takes into account the causes and consequences of the Tian An Men Square massacre in June of 1989.

Praise for the first edition: "A balanced and thoughtful account."--Foreign Affairs "Clear and insightful....A succinct, incisive treatment of recent Chinese political history."--Library Journal "Excellent...enlightening...[and] challenging."--Perspective "A book that is worth reading--for both the scholar and the layman....Excellent...enlightening...[and] challenging."--Perspective Praise for the second edition "[A] thought provoking explanation of recent events and their place in contemporary Chinese history...better than the first edition."--Lewis Bernstein, Boise State University "This is a timely and important book that places contemporary China in the context of the tremendous changes that have occurred since 1976."--Robert Antony, Western Kentucky University "A critical text, [China Without Mao] fills a very important gap. The preface, written months before the ugly events of May-June 1989, is remarkably prescient."--Hugh R. Clark, Ursinus College "Excellent!"--Edward Zebrowski, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania "A good general survey of some difficult terrain."--R. J. Smith, Rice University "It is clearly and simply written thus making it accessible to a wide audience....Hsu brings the same meticulous detail to these [new] chapters as to his earlier work."--China Quarterly

The Smashing of the Gang of Fourp. 3
The Deaths of National Leadersp. 4
The Gang of Fourp. 12
Mao and the Gangp. 22
Deng Xiaoping and China's New Orderp. 30
Deng's Rehabilitationp. 31
Deng's Drive for Political Dominancep. 34
The Demystification of Maop. 45
The Normalization of Relations between China and the United Statesp. 57
The Normalization of Diplomatic Relationsp. 58
The Normalization of Trade and Other Relationsp. 78
The Four Modernizationsp. 92
The Ten-Year Planp. 94
Major Problems of Modernization: Capital, Manpower and Planningp. 102
Retrenchment and Revised Prioritiesp. 107
Profit, Material Incentive, and Structural
Reorganizationp. 111
The Consequences of Rapid Modernizationp. 113
Foreign Value and Chinese Essencep. 117
The End of the Maoist Agep. 127
The Trial of the Gang of Four and the Lin Biao Groupp. 127
Assessments of Maop. 142
A New Leadership and a New Orderp. 156
Chinese Communism: A Thirty-five-Year Reviewp. 158
Building Socialism with Chinese Characteristicsp. 168
The Vision of Deng Xiaopingp. 168
Agricultural Reformp. 171
Industrial Reformp. 177
The Open-Door Policyp. 188
Future Prospects of Growthp. 199
China in Transition, 1986-88: The Cultural Impact of the Open-Door Policyp. 206
Student Demonstrationsp. 208
The Thirteenth Party Congressp. 225
The Coastal Development Planp. 235
Society in Flux: Rising Inflation and Falling Ethicsp. 239
Taiwan's "Economic Miracle" and the Prospect for Unification with Mainland Chinap. 248
Causes of Taiwan's Economic Successp. 251
The Prospects for Reunificationp. 264
Postscript: The Violent Crackdown at Tian-an-men Square, June 3-4, 1989p. 276
The Gathering Stormp. 277
The Party Splitp. 279
The Mind-set of the Gerontocracyp. 284
The Massacrep. 286
Rewriting Historyp. 290
Guide to Pinyin and Wade-Giles Systemsp. 295
Appendix: On Questions of Party Historyp. 301
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780195060560
ISBN-10: 0195060563
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd March 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised