China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower

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China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower

China After Mao: The Rise of a Superpower

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He takes us inside the country's unprecedented four-decade economic transformation--from rural villages to industrial metropoles and elite party conclaves--that vaulted the nation from 126t -largest economy in the world to second -largest. It’s absolutely a book university students and adults around the world should be reading and studying. Lech Walesa’s Solidarity Party led Poland to a peaceful transition to democracy, following the Tiananmen debacle, increasing paranoia in the CCP that communism was failing on all fronts.

We also learn, to nobody’s surprise, that absolute truths are highly mutable: in 1940 Mao promised protection of private property, democratic freedoms and a multiparty system, but when the party came to power in 1949 it suppressed rival organisations, burned books and expropriated property. A strongman was needed to bring local leaders to heel, ‘an enlightened Mao’, but such a force was decades away in the person of Xi Jinping. He analyses China's response to the global financial crisis of 2008, its growing hostility towards what it perceives as Western interference, and China's evolution into a deeply entrenched dictatorship, complete with an expansive security apparatus and the most advanced surveillance system in the world. Today, as Dikötter concludes, the party faces the intractable challenge of addressing a range of longstanding structural issues of its own making, without giving up its monopoly over power and its control over the means of production.I mean, if questionable finance can cause what's happened in China since 1976 - then, heck - maybe questionable finance is worth it? Fang Lizhi, a leader of the protests was allowed to leave China in exchange for the resumption of US trade. Slightly messy/confusing read where the story goes back and forth through the years, though chapters are denominated by distinct periods. A crackdown sent over 35,000 to jail, continuing through 2001 when 40 million Christians were persecuted, their leaders sent to labor camps. With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind.

His books have changed the way historians view China, from the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China to his award-winning People's Trilogy documenting the lives of ordinary people under Mao. As he documents the twists and turns, and actual U-bends, of central economic policy it can be hard for a non economist to follow the reasoning behind the party directives. Shortly later the Great Firewall went up, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter banned and replaced with Chinese clones. Born in the Netherlands in 1961, he was educated in Switzerland and graduated from the University of Geneva with a Double Major in History and Russian.We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed. If there is a China expert that knows what he is talking about, it is Frank Dikötter, professor of the Modern History of China (on leave) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Wem die Namen der wichtigsten chinesischen Politiker und der grobe Ablauf chinesischer Geschichte nicht fremd sind, wird das Buch mit Gewinn lesen.

Frank Dikötter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. There are degrees of ignorance, nevertheless, and Dikötter is one of today’s major historians of China: he has been mining Chinese primary sources for decades – party records, provincial budgets and, when available, official records. Pollution, health and safety regulations didn’t exist, millions of workers were left to fend for themselves. From internationally renowned historian Frank Dikötter, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, a myth-shattering history of China from the death of Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping. State subsidized industries like textiles crushed American mill owners and products flooding the markets were shipped through Hong Kong to conceal the identity of their origin.

In China After Mao, award-winning historian Frank Dikoetter explores how the People’s Republic of China was transformed from a backwater economy in the 1970s into the world superpower of today. Some things were new to me though, I hadn’t known there were so many popular protests in the 80’s culminating in the 1989 student protests on Tiananmen Square. Jiang led a propaganda campaign of ‘spiritual civilization’ to disparage material development and attack foreign culture. B., dass „Chinesen Banken nicht trauen“, wird durch Dikötters Analyse begreifbar – und ihre Gültigkeit bis heute.

Zhu Rongji, Li Peng’s Vice-Premier wrested tax collection from the provinces and replaced it with a centralized revenue service in Beijing. He examines China’s approach to the 2008 financial crash, the country’s increasing hostility towards perceived Western interference and its development into a thoroughly entrenched dictatorship – one equipped with a sprawling security apparatus and the most sophisticated surveillance system in the world.

Systemic corruption and inefficiency had made the fiscal deficits and their mounting debts unsustainable.



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