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1. What is modern China?

1. What is modern China?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0001
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9780198753704
China is the world’s most populous country with a rapidly growing economy, an expanding political presence, and at the beginning of the 21st century, 1.3 billion people lived there. ‘What ... More
3. Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”

3. Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0003
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‘Culture: “destroy the old, establish the new”’ examines the Cultural Revolution's effects on the arts. The Cultural Revolution sought to eliminate feudal and bourgeois artistic influences, ... More
4. Neoliberalism and Asian development

4. Neoliberalism and Asian development  

Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy

in Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777448
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560516.003.0004
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9780199560516
There has been a remarkable shift towards neoliberalism in Asia in the last two decades. ‘Neoliberalism and Asian Development’ examines how this has been expressed in different ways. Far ... More
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Curt Kraus

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.001.0001
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9780199740550
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction illuminates China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Moving beyond Mao Zedong, this VSI links Beijing's ... More
5. “We have friends all over the world”: the Cultural Revolution’s global context

5. “We have friends all over the world”: the Cultural Revolution’s global context  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
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10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0005
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‘“We have friends all over the world”: the Cultural Revolution's global context’ puts the Revolution in a global context. China symbolized resistance to imperialism, and supported other ... More
6. The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel

6. The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0006
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‘The Cultural Revolution: it's right to rebel’ examines Mao's attempt to reform Chinese society. Mao mobilized the country's youth against anyone in authority who was deemed to be taking ... More
8. Legacies and assessments: the posthumous Mao

8. Legacies and assessments: the posthumous Mao  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0008
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‘Legacies and assessments: the posthumous Mao’ investigates China after Mao. Hua Guofeng remained faithful to Mao's ideology, and jailed the radical Gang of Four. Meanwhile, Deng Xiaoping ... More
Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Mao: A Very Short Introduction  

Delia Davin

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.001.0001
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9780199588664
Mao: A Very Short Introduction chronicles Mao's journey from peasant child to ruler of China. He was a founder of both the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Army. His ... More
5. The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks

5. The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0005
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9780199588664
‘The Great Leap Forward and its aftershocks’ assesses Mao's disastrous economic initiative. Tensions with the USA and the Soviet Union meant China had to rely on itself. The Great Leap ... More
7. Decline and death

7. Decline and death  

Delia Davin

in Mao: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0007
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9780199588664
‘Decline and death’ recounts the end of Mao's life. Sino-Soviet relations continued to deteriorate, culminating in costly border skirmishes. Mao became distrustful of his second-in-command, ... More
6. Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution

6. Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0006
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9780199740550
‘Coming to terms with the Cultural Revolution’ assesses the overall impact of the Cultural Revolution. The beginning of the end came with Mao's death in 1976. There was a relatively ... More
4. The Economic System of Communism

4. The Economic System of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777356
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0004
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9780199551545
‘The economic system of communism’ explains the differences between the economies of Western systems and those of Communist ones. All western systems were (and remain) basically capitalist, ... More
3. Making China modern

3. Making China modern  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0003
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9780198753704
Chinese 20th-century politics appears as a story of constant conflict. The clash between the Nationalists under Chiang Kaishek and the Communists under Mao Zedong lasted for decades. ... More
5. Is China’s economy modern?

5. Is China’s economy modern?  

Rana Mitter

in Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0005
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9780198753704
Is China’s status in the 21st century economic superpower that moves the world’s markets, impoverished developing country—or both? China’s economy has seen amazing growth in recent decades. ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
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book
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9780195398915
To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, ... More

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