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Title The Cambridge history of China. Volume 15, part 2, The People's Republic : Revolutions within the Chinese Revolution, 1966-1982 / edited by Roderick MacFaquhar and John K. Fairbank
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991


Description 1 online resource (xxv, 1108 pages) : maps
Series The Cambridge history of China ; volume 15, part 2
Cambridge history of China ; v. 15, pt. 2.
Contents Mao Tse-tung's thought from 1949 to 1976 / Stuart R. Schram -- THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION: CHINA IN TURMOIL, 1966-1969 -- The Chinese state in crisis / Harry Harding -- China confronts the Soviet Union: warfare and diplomacy on China's Inner Asian frontiers / Thomas Robinson -- THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE SUCCESSION, 1969-1982 -- The succession to Mao and the end of Maoism / Roderick MacFarquhar -- The opening to America / Jonathan D. Pollack -- THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH -- China's economic policy and performance / Dwight H. Perkins -- Education / Suzanne Pepper -- Creativity and politics / Douwe Fokkema -- LIFE AND LETTERS UNDER COMMUNISM -- The countryside under communism / Richard Madsen -- Urban life in the People's Republic / Martin King Whyte -- Literature under communism / Cyril Birch -- THE SEPARATED PROVINCE -- Taiwan under Nationalist rule, 1949-1982 / Ralph Clough
Summary 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 and Volume 15 traces a course of events still only partially understood by most Chinese. It begins by analysing the development of Mao's thought since the Communist seizure of power, and, in doing so, attempts to understand why he launched the movement. The contributors grapple with the conflict of evidence between what was said favourably about the Cultural Revolution at the time and the often diametrically opposed retrospective accounts. Volume 15, together with Volume 14, provides 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
Notes General editors : Denis Twitchett and John K. Fairbank
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 939-1024)
Notes Glossary-Index: p. 1025-1108
SUBJECT China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
China -- History -- 1976-2002.
Subject China
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author MacFarquhar, Roderick, editor.
Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991, editor.
Twitchett, Denis Crispin, 1925-2006.
ISBN 9781139054829