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

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byRobert Weatherley

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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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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.

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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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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