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7. Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba

7. Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375271
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0007
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9780199858507
‘Communist revolutions: Russia, China, and Cuba’ describes the wave of Karl Marx-inspired communist revolutions that swept through the mainly agrarian states outside of Europe. The Russian ... More
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
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0001
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‘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
Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction

Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction  

Jeroen Duindam

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191846717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809081.001.0001
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book
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9780198809081
Bloodlines have been held as virtually unassailable credentials for leadership, with supreme political power perceived as a family affair across the globe and throughout history. Dynasty: A ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Jeroen Duindam

in Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191846717
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10.1093/actrade/9780198809081.003.0007
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9780198809081
Throughout history, elites have developed instruments to consolidate the status of their families, by enlarging their patrimony, educating their scions, and seeking strategic alliances. ... More
Terror and terrorism

Terror and terrorism  

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0005
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‘Terror and terrorism’ discusses strategies in which terror is used to break an opponent’s willingness to fight or to induce a change in a rival power’s policy or behavior. Terror often ... More
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
eISBN: 
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
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Newman

in Socialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775949
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804310.003.0001
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9780192804310
The ‘Introduction’ identifies the key topics addressed in the book, as well as the difficulties involved in attempting to define socialism, setting out the specific characteristics by which ... More
Epilogue: Confucianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries

Epilogue: Confucianism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0007
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9780195398915
The ‘Epilogue’ considers the harsh condemnation of Confucianism in the early decades of the twentieth century by leaders of the nationalist May Fourth movement. The Chinese Communist Party ... More
5. The legacy of Clausewitz

5. The legacy of Clausewitz  

Michael Howard

in Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.003.0005
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9780192802576
‘The legacy of Clausewitz’ looks at the influence of his theories and their continued relevance today. Popularized — and distorted — through the endorsement of Helmuth von Moltke, his ... More
1. The Theory of Communism

1. The Theory 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/9780199551545.003.0001
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9780199551545
‘The theory of communism’ examines those aspects of communist theory that provide a better understanding of how Communists in power perceived the world, why they acted as they did, and how ... More
2. “Politics in Command”

2. “Politics in Command”  

Richard Curt Kraus

in The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0002
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‘“Politics in Command”’ explores the political mechanisms of the Cultural Revolution. Theatricality played an important role, both in carefully choreographed propaganda and in unscripted ... 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

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.003.0003
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9780199740550
‘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
1. Becoming a revolutionary

1. Becoming a revolutionary  

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/9780199588664.003.0001
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9780199588664
‘Becoming a revolutionary’ provides an overview of Mao Zedong's early life. Mao had a humble upbringing in rural China. He loved his mother, but clashed with his father. Against his ... More
7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79

7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79  

Robert McMahon

in The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775413
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801784.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192801784
During the 1970s the Cold War experienced a change in pace, as world leaders sought to stabilize international affairs. ‘The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79’ covers detente ... More
Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

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

Rana Mitter

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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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
2. The old order and the new

2. The old order and the new  

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/9780198753704.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198753704
The Chinese past is often viewed as a corrupt, ‘feudal’ chaos held back by Confucian thought. However, the imperial Chinese state was also driven by a system of mutual obligation that ... More
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Howard

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775642
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802576.001.0001
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book
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9780192802576
Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction explains Clausewitz's ideas in terms both of his experiences as a professional soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, and of the intellectual ... More
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Curt Kraus

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365814
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199740550.001.0001
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book
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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
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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chapter
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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
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
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
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

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