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1. Introduction: China’s unfinished revolution

1. Introduction: China’s unfinished revolution  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199740550
‘Introduction: China's unfinished revolution’ provides a general overview of the Cultural Revolution. Chinese revolutions had favoured modernism over Confucianism since the formation of the ... More
5. Competing states, diverging societies

5. Competing states, diverging societies  

Michael J. Seth

in Korea: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191868832
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198830771.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198830771
By 1953 almost all Koreans had accepted that they belonged to a single nation united by blood, culture, history, and destiny. However, the end of the Korean War left them divided into two ... More
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

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

Rana Mitter

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.001.0001
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book
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9780198753704
China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese ‘economic miracle’. It ... More
4. Is Chinese society modern?

4. Is Chinese society 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/9780198753704.003.0004
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9780198753704
Equality is a modern goal of many societies, both dictatorships and democracies. Chinese society has changed profoundly in many ways in recent decades. ‘Is Chinese society modern?’ analyses ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199588664
‘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

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588664.003.0008
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9780199588664
‘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
eISBN: 
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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chapter
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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
Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Communism: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Holmes

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777356
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.001.0001
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book
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9780199551545
Communism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the inner dynamics, crises, and demise of communism as a global system, explaining the theory behind its ideology, and examining ... More
2. A Brief History of Communism in Power

2. A Brief History of Communism in Power  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777356
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0002
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9780199551545
‘A brief history of communism in power’ describes how, by the 1970s, more than a third of the world's population lived in a Communist system. By the end of the 1940s, the number of states ... More
5. Social Policies and Structures of Communism

5. Social Policies and Structures of Communism  

Leslie Holmes

in Communism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777356
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551545.003.0005
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9780199551545
‘Social policies and structures of communism’ explores some of the more positive aspects of communism in order to understand why in many countries there remains nostalgia for the Communist ... 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
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0003
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chapter
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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
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815256
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753704.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
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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

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