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National Identity and Democratic Prospects in Socialist China : Studies on Contemporary China - Edward Friedman

National Identity and Democratic Prospects in Socialist China

Studies on Contemporary China

Paperback Published: 20th March 1995
ISBN: 9781563244346
Number Of Pages: 440
For Ages: 18 years old

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This analysis of every facet of a national identity makes it less likely that the next great explosion in the Communist world - and its consequences - will come as a surprise. It investigates tendencies in China that might lead it down the same dangerous path as Russia and Yugoslavia.

Preface
Contending National Projects
New Nationalist Identities in Post-Leninist Transformations
Ethnic Identity and the Denationalization and Democratization of Leninist States
A Failed Chinese Modernity
China's North-South Split and the Forces of Disintegration
Reconstructing China's National Identity
Anti-Imperialism in Chinese Foreign Policy
Democracy and Peace Versus Dictatorship and War
Confucian Leninism and Patriarchal Authoritarianism
Is China a Model of Reform Success?
Was Mao Zedong a Revolutionary?
Is Democracy a Universal Ethical Standard?
Consolidating Democratic Breakthroughs in Leninist States
Permanent Technological Revolution and China's Tortuous Path to Democratizing Leninism
Democracy and "Mao Fever"
The Oppositional Decoding of China's Leninist Media
Some Continuities Are Radical Ruptures
Index
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ISBN: 9781563244346
ISBN-10: 1563244349
Series: Studies on Contemporary China
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 20th March 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54

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