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The Cambridge History of China : Volume 15, The People's Republic, Part 2, Revolutions within the Chinese Revolution, 1966-1982 - Roderick MacFarquhar

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 15, The People's Republic, Part 2, Revolutions within the Chinese Revolution, 1966-1982

By: Roderick MacFarquhar (Editor), John K. Fairbank (Editor)

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Published: 15th May 2014
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Volume 15 of The Cambridge History of China is the second of two volumes dealing with the People's Republic of China since its birth in 1949. The harbingers of the Cultural Revolution were analyzed in Volume 14. Volume 15 traces a course of events still only partially understood by most Chinese. It begins by analyzing the development of Mao's thought since the Communist seizure of power, in an effort to understand why he launched the movement. The contributors grapple with the conflict of evidence between what was said favorably about the Cultural Revolution at the time and the often diametrically opposed retrospective accounts. Volume 15, together with Volume 14, provide the most comprehensive and clearest account of how revolutionary China has developed in response to the upheavals initiated by Mao and Teng Hsiao-p'ing.

"No end of questions could be raised about neglected topics, balance of coverage, the quality of writing in several chapters, and much more, but this volume maintains a commendably high standard, especially when one considers the difficulties of writing the recent history of so complex and opaque a society. The entire series stands as a tribute to its major architect, and one of the two general editors, the late John K. Fairbank." The Historian "Specialists will find much to learn from these essays, which include the latest Western and Japanese scholarship, and undergraduates and graduates will mine them for their term papers. Even in the super-charged world of Chinese research the volume should have a long life." Jonathan Mirsky, New York Review of Books "...the last two volumes of the Cambridge History of China still constitute the most substantial textbook on the history of communist China." Rene Goldman, Canadian Journal of History "...both editors and authors are surely to be congratulated for their achievement. The book is a fitting capstone to a magnificent compilation of knowledge and wisdom concerning modern China, likely to be invaluable to students and scholars for many years to come." Lowell Dittmer, American Historical Review

Mao Tse-tungG++s thought from 1949 to 1976
The Cultural Revolution: China in Turmoil, 1966G++1969
The Chinese state in crisis
China confronts the Soviet Union: warfare and diplomacy on ChinaG++s inner Asian Frontiers
The Cultural Revolution: The Struggle for the Succession, 1969G++1982
The succession to Mao and the end of Maoism
The opening to America
The Cultural Revolution and its Aftermath
ChinaG++s economic policy and performance
Education
Literature and the arts
Life and Letters
The countryside under Communism
Urban life in the PeopleG++s Republic
Literature under Communism
The Separated Province
Twaiwan under Nationalist rule, 1949G++1982
Epilogue: the onus of unity
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ISBN: 9780521243377
ISBN-10: 0521243378
Series: Cambridge History of China : Book 15
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1136
Published: 15th May 2014
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.66