Deng Xiaoping: Portrait of a Chinese Statesman

Paperback | June 1, 1989

EditorDavid Shambaugh

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Deng Xiaoping has been one of the late-twentieth century's preeminent statesmen. His impact will be felt well into the next century as China's economic reforms begin to have impressive effects, and China's international power grows. The life of Deng Xiaoping mirrors the history of China inthe twentieth century - beginning with a rural upbringing, then militant revolutionary activities until the CCP seized power in 1949. By 1954 Deng was one of the inner circle of CCP leaders and although he endured six years of internal exile during the Cultural Revolution, by 1977 he had contendedfor ultimate political power in China. His actions since then have been devoted to deconstructing the Maoist state, introducing economic reforms while keeping a firm hold on the party-state political system, and building China's international and military stature.This volume analyses the effects of Deng Xiaoping's leadership on China, dealing with his role generally in foreign policy, in politics, in the economic system, in social reforms and in his relations with the military. It will be invaluable to students and readers requiring an evaluation of Dengthat is both comprehensive and authoritative.

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Deng Xiaoping has been one of the late-twentieth century's preeminent statesmen. His impact will be felt well into the next century as China's economic reforms begin to have impressive effects, and China's international power grows. The life of Deng Xiaoping mirrors the history of China inthe twentieth century - beginning with a rura...

David Shambaugh is at University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:June 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198289332

ISBN - 13:9780198289333

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Table of Contents

D. Shambaugh: Introduction: Assessing Deng Xiaoping's Legacy1. L. Pye: An Introductory Profile: Deng Xiaoping and China's Political Culture2. B. Yang: The Making of a Pragmatic Communist: the Early Life of Deng Xiaoping, 1904-19493. D. Shambaugh: Deng Xiaoping: The Politician4. B. Naughton: Deng Xiaoping: The Economist5. M. K. Whyte: Deng Xiaoping: The Social Reformer6. J. Teufel Dreyer: Deng Xiaoping: The Soldier7. M. Yahuda: Deng Xiaoping: The Statesman

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`The volume is well put together, and the individual essays are all strong ... is a useful book for both specialists and classroom use ... a useful, provocative ... readable volume interpreting Deng Xiaoping's career ... short of major new biogaphical information and the opening of Partyarchives, this book is a good place to start in trying to assess the career of this enigmatic man.'The China Journal