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The Resource Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China, Ezra F. Vogel

Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China, Ezra F. Vogel

Label
Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China
Title
Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China
Statement of responsibility
Ezra F. Vogel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps no one in the twentieth century had a greater long-term impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar of contemporary East Asian history and culture is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the many contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist. Once described by Mao Zedong as a "needle inside a ball of cotton," Deng was the pragmatic yet disciplined driving force behind China's radical transformation in the late twentieth century. He confronted the damage wrought by the Cultural Revolution, dissolved Mao's cult of personality, and loosened the economic and social policies that had stunted China's growth. Obsessed with modernization and technology, Deng opened trade relations with the West, which lifted hundreds of millions of his countrymen out of poverty. Yet at the same time he answered to his authoritarian roots, most notably when he ordered the crackdown in June 1989 at Tiananmen Square. Deng's youthful commitment to the Communist Party was cemented in Paris in the early 1920s, among a group of Chinese student-workers that also included Zhou Enlai. Deng returned home in 1927 to join the Chinese Revolution on the ground floor. In the fifty years of his tumultuous rise to power, he endured accusations, purges, and even exile before becoming China's preeminent leader from 1978 to 1989 and again in 1992. When he reached the top, Deng saw an opportunity to creatively destroy much of the economic system he had helped build for five decades as a loyal follower of Mao-and he did not hesitate.--From publisher information
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vogel, Ezra F
Dewey number
951.05092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS778.T39
LC item number
V64 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deng, Xiaoping
  • Heads of state
  • China
  • Deng, Xiaoping
  • Teng, Hsiao-p'ing
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Heads of state
  • Politics and government
  • China
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • China
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • China
  • Statschefer
  • Kina
Label
Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China, Ezra F. Vogel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From revolutionary to builder to reformer, 1904-1969 -- Banishment and return, 1969-1974 -- Bringing order under Mao, 1974-1975 -- Looking forward under Mao, 1975 -- Sidelined as the Mao era ends, 1976 -- Return under Hua, 1977-1978 -- Three turning points, 1978 -- Setting the limits of freedom, 1978-1979 -- The Soviet-Vietnamese threat, 1978-1979 -- Opening to Japan, 1978 -- Opening to the United States, 1978-1979 -- Launching the Deng administration, 1979-1980 -- Deng's art of governing -- Experiments in Guangdong and Fujian, 1979-1984 -- Economic readjustment and rural reform, 1978-1982 -- Accelerating economic growth and opening, 1982-1989 -- One country, two systems: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet -- The military: preparing for modernization -- The ebb and flow of politics -- Beijing spring, April 15-May 17, 1989 -- The Tiananmen tragedy, May 17-June 4, 1989 -- Standing firm, 1989-1992 -- Deng's finale: the southern journey, 1992 -- China transformed
Control code
754841335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 876 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674062832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f2xqm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754841335
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China, Ezra F. Vogel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From revolutionary to builder to reformer, 1904-1969 -- Banishment and return, 1969-1974 -- Bringing order under Mao, 1974-1975 -- Looking forward under Mao, 1975 -- Sidelined as the Mao era ends, 1976 -- Return under Hua, 1977-1978 -- Three turning points, 1978 -- Setting the limits of freedom, 1978-1979 -- The Soviet-Vietnamese threat, 1978-1979 -- Opening to Japan, 1978 -- Opening to the United States, 1978-1979 -- Launching the Deng administration, 1979-1980 -- Deng's art of governing -- Experiments in Guangdong and Fujian, 1979-1984 -- Economic readjustment and rural reform, 1978-1982 -- Accelerating economic growth and opening, 1982-1989 -- One country, two systems: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet -- The military: preparing for modernization -- The ebb and flow of politics -- Beijing spring, April 15-May 17, 1989 -- The Tiananmen tragedy, May 17-June 4, 1989 -- Standing firm, 1989-1992 -- Deng's finale: the southern journey, 1992 -- China transformed
Control code
754841335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 876 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674062832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f2xqm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754841335
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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