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Deng Xiaoping

Author : Alexander Pantsov
ISBN : 9780199392032
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alexander Pantsov and Steven Levine's new biography of Deng Xiaoping does what no other biography has done: based on newly discovered documents, it covers his entire life, from his childhood and student years to the post-Tiananmen era. Thanks to unprecedented access to Russian archives containing massive files on the Chinese Communist Party, the authors present a wealth of new material on Deng dating back to the 1920s.

Handbook Of Christianity In China

Author : Nicolas Standaert
ISBN : 9789004114302
Genre : Religion
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The second volume on Christianity in China covers the period from 1800 to the present day, dealing with the complexities of both Catholic and Protestant aspects.

The Cultural Revolution

Author : Frank Dikötter
ISBN : 9781632864222
Genre : History
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After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958?1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalistic elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology. Young students formed the Red Guards, vowing to defend the Chairman to the death, but soon rival factions started fighting each other in the streets with semiautomatic weapons in the name of revolutionary purity. As the country descended into chaos, the military intervened, turning China into a garrison state marked by bloody purges that crushed as many as one in fifty people. The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962?1976 draws for the first time on hundreds of previously classified party documents, from secret police reports to unexpurgated versions of leadership speeches. Frank Dikötter uses this wealth of material to undermine the picture of complete conformity that is often supposed to have characterized the last years of the Mao era. After the army itself fell victim to the Cultural Revolution, ordinary people used the political chaos to resurrect the market and hollow out the party's ideology. In short, they buried Maoism. By showing how economic reform from below was an unintended consequence of a decade of violent purges and entrenched fear, The Cultural Revolution casts China's most tumultuous era in a wholly new light.

A Survival Guide For Life

Author : Bear Grylls
ISBN : 9781448127238
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Life in the wild teaches us invaluable lessons. Extreme situations force us to seize opportunities, face up to dangers and rely on our instincts. But living a purpose-driven, impactful life can be an even greater challenge... In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls shares the hard-earned lessons he’s learned from some of the harshest environments on earth. How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you? How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger? What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential? Bear’s instantly inspiring tales from his adventures in all four corners of the globe include his personal life lessons you will never forget. We’re all capable of living life more boldly and of having more fun along the way. Here’s to your own great adventure!

Chinese Economic Development

Author : Chris Bramall
ISBN : 9781134190508
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book outlines and analyzes the economic development of China between 1949 and 2007. Rather than being narrowly economic, the book addresses many of the broader aspects of development, including literacy, morality, demographics and the environment. The distinctive features of this book are its sweep and that it does not shy away from controversial issues. For example, there is no question that aspects of Maoism were disastrous but Bramall argues that there was another side to the whole programme. More recently, the current system of government has presided over three decades of very rapid economic growth. However, the author shows that this growth has come at a price. Bramall makes it clear that unless radical change takes place, Chinese growth will not be sustainable. This large, comprehensive text is relevant to all those studying the economic history of China as well as its contemporary economy. It is also useful more generally for students and researchers in the fields of international and development economics.

On China

Author : Henry Kissinger
ISBN : 9780141049427
Genre : China
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In 1971 Henry Kissinger took the historic step of reopening relations between China and the West, and since then has been more intimately connected with the country at the highest level than any other western figure. This book distils his unique experience, examining China's history from the classical era to the present day, describing the essence of its millennia-old approach to diplomacy, strategy and negotiation, and reflecting on these attitudes for our own uncertain future. A new postscript for this edition examines the argument that China and the West are inevitably heading for confrontation, and outlines a strategy of cooperation and coevolution instead. 'The most famous living practitioner of international statecraft . . . On China is part grand historical tour, part riveting memoir and part analysis.' Philip Sherwell, Sunday Telegraph 'An epic and, in some places, surprisingly moving book on China . . . human reality is very much present in his warts-and-all portraits of Mao and Zhou.' Simon Schama, Financial Times 'Fascinating, shrewd . . . informed by Kissinger's intimate first-hand knowledge of several generations of Chinese leaders.' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 'An elegant and erudite insight into the new world superpower.' Rana Mitter, Observer 'Absorbing . . . part reminiscence, part reflection, part history, and part intuitive exploration.' Jonathan Spence, New York Review of Books

The Fog Of Censorship

Author : Qinglian He
ISBN : 097173562X
Genre : Freedom of speech
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