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Friendship with a Man of Vision

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Deng Xiaoping was regarded as a man of vision, and he tolerated opinions that differed from his. His open-mindedness and determination was conducive to establishing a new China with remarkable ... More


The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume 3: The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-1966

Roderick MacFarquhar

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192149978
eISBN:
9780191670084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192149978.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the final volume in a trilogy which examines the politics, personalities, economics, culture, and international relations of China from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. The book uses a ... More


Continuity and Change in China’s Rural Development: Collective and Reform Eras in Perspective

Louis Putterman

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078725
eISBN:
9780199854950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078725.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book is a detailed study of rural reform in China. After the death of Mao, and with the ascendency of Deng Xiaoping in 1978, China began a programme of agricultural reform intended to increase ... More


Epilogue

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the impact of the death of Deng Xiaoping, leader of the Communist Party of China (CCP), on the future of the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF). It explains that there ... More


Card Players: The Origins of Sino-Soviet Rapprochement, 1982−85

Sergey Radchenko

in Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199938773
eISBN:
9780199365128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938773.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

This chapter shows how, faced with Washington’s hostility and their deepening international isolation, the Soviet leaders made an overture to China. Deng Xiaoping, although mistrustful of Soviet ... More


China’s Prolonged Rise: Legitimacy Challenges and Dilemmas in the Reform and Opening-Up Era

Chen Jian

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This essay adopts a historical approach to treat China’s rise—or, more accurately speaking, China’s prolonged rise—not only as a phenomenon generated by the reform and opening-up project but also as ... More


Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Matthew Kohrman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book chronicles the story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and ... More


Change and Continuity during Reform and Opening

Christopher A. Ford

in China Looks at the West: Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813165400
eISBN:
9780813165424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165400.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces Chinese perceptions of America into the 1980s, with Deng Xiaoping’s policy of “opening and reform” that produced a new era of economic modernization even while producing a ... More


A Short History of Chinese Reforms

Khalid Malik

in Why Has China Grown So Fast For So Long?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078838
eISBN:
9780199081646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078838.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter describes the two major periods of reforms in China—the initial reforms (1978–92) and the period of deepened reforms (since 1993). After the chaotic phase of Cultural Revolution, ... More


Heroic Models and Exemplary Leaders: Memorial Halls

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at two kinds of memorial halls: those devoted to upstanding average people (Lei Feng) and those devoted to leaders (Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping). In the post-Mao era, the memorial ... More


Tiananmen and the Fall of the Berlin Wall: China’s Path toward 1989 and Beyond

Chen Jian

in The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199832446
eISBN:
9780190254490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832446.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines developments in China during and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, with particular reference to the Tiananmen Square Massacre that caused the deaths of an unknown ... More


Deng Xiaoping and China's New Order

Immanuel C. Y. Hsü

in China without mao: The Search for a New Order

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195060560
eISBN:
9780199854370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195060560.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the cataclysmic year 1976, the changes wrought by the party, the government, and the people of China had altered the surface as well as the depths of Chinese politics. Beginning with Deng ... More


China: Limiting and Regularizing Top Political Power

Zhengxu Wang and Anastas Vangeli

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In China, the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s rules govern the terms and tenures of party and state leaders. This chapter recounts the evolution of the party-state’s term-related rules from the Mao ... More


Beijing and Malta, 1989

Jeffrey A. Engel and Sergey Radchenko

in Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198727507
eISBN:
9780191793646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727507.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter deals with three summits: Deng Xiaoping’s meetings in Beijing with George H.W. Bush (February) and Gorbachev (June), and Gorbachev’s summit with Bush in Malta (December). The US ... More


Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Xiaoming Zhang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621241
eISBN:
9781469623399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The surprise Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979 shocked the international community. The two communist nations had seemed firm political and cultural allies, but the twenty-nine-day border war ... More


Take Off or Leap Forward?: Soviet Assessments of China after Mao

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

China and the USSR had been stark ideological opponents throughout much of the Cold War as they feuded over the meaning of Marxism-Leninism. In the early 1980s, however, their relationship rapidly ... More


Developing Chinas Tourism and Shipping

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Deng Xiaoping strived to modernize China and entertained the notion that the process of modernization must start with economic growth. Tourism was considered one of the two important growth sectors, ... More


Lawmaking Reforms and China’s Democratic Prospects

MURRAY SCOT TANNER

in The Politics of Lawmaking in Post-Mao China: Institutions, Processes, and Democratic Prospects

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293392
eISBN:
9780191684999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293392.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the prospects for lawmaking reform and democratization in China. It evaluates how well-institutionalized were the legislative changes of the Deng Xiaoping era and analyses how ... More


Political Allegory in the 1980s

Xiao Jun and Bai Hua

in Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255791
eISBN:
9780520942394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255791.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Although the Goujian story does not appear to have had a significant impact during China's Cultural Revolution decade, it never disappeared entirely. Mao Zedong died in September 1976, and the ... More


Sources of Chinese Economic Growth, 1978-1996

Chris Bramall

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296973
eISBN:
9780191596018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296975.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Chinese economic growth in the transition era between the deaths of Mao Zedong in 1976 and Deng Xiaoping in 1997 has been exceptionally rapid by historical and international standards. However, and ... More


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