Mao's Forgotten Successor: The Political Career of Hua Guofeng by Robert WeatherleyMao's Forgotten Successor: The Political Career of Hua Guofeng by Robert Weatherley

Mao's Forgotten Successor: The Political Career of Hua Guofeng

byRobert Weatherley

Hardcover | July 30, 2010

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Hua Guofeng succeeded Mao in 1976, emerging almost out of nowhere following an unexceptional career in Shanxi and Hunan. In just over two years, Hua had been eclipsed by Deng Xiaoping, a more politically shrewd, progressive and charismatic figure. If Hua's rise to power was remarkable, then this fall was even more so.

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ROBERT WEATHERLEY is an Associate of the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. He is also a Lawyer with the English law firm Mills& Reeve LLP, and heads the firm's China group. He is the author of The Discourse of Human Rights in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999) and Politics in China sinc...

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Title:Mao's Forgotten Successor: The Political Career of Hua GuofengFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:July 30, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542476

ISBN - 13:9780230542471

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Young Revolutionary: Hua in Shanxi (1921-49)
Towards Rural Reform: Hua in Hunan (1949-57)
The Great Leap Forward and the Post-Leap Recovery Period: Hua in Hunan (1958-65)
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: Hua in Hunan (1966-70)
Entering the Centre: Hua in Beijing (1971-76)
The Return of Deng Xiaoping: Hua in Decline (1977-1980)
Conclusion
Bibliography