Watching China Change: 1976-1999: 1976 - 1999 by Robert CosbeyWatching China Change: 1976-1999: 1976 - 1999 by Robert Cosbey

Watching China Change: 1976-1999: 1976 - 1999

byRobert Cosbey

Paperback | April 10, 2001

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Between May, 1976, while Mao was still alive, and 1997, when Deng Xioaping died, was a time of tremendous change in China: from the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" to the affluent eighties and nineties, from socialism to what looks like unrestrained capitalism, and from a mysterious country wrapped in isolation to one of the key players in modern international affairs. It's a dramatic story that involves a fifth of the human race and impinges on the rest.

"I am moved to get down on paper my memories and observations about my twenty-five year experience with China. Neither a eulogy nor an exposé, just as honest an account as I can make it of the China I saw and experienced."

Robert C. Cosbey is Professor Emeritus of the University of Regina, Canada, Honorary Professor of Nankai University, China, and recipient of China's Friendship Award (cited in the presentation as the highest honour given to foreigners working in China) and the city of Tianjin's Hai He award 'for contributions to the cultural develo...
Title:Watching China Change: 1976-1999: 1976 - 1999Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.6 inPublished:April 10, 2001Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1896357431

ISBN - 13:9781896357430

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Table of Contents

Preface?Who, What, Where, When, And Why

1. To China!

2. Socialism In China

3. Changes: Two Dances

4. Changes: One Factory Twice

5. Places: Nankai

6. Places: Tianjin

7. Places: Xiamen

8. Places: Ningxia

9. Events The Communes Come And Go

10. Events The Cultural Revolution Comes And Goes

11. The Eighties: Dong Xiaoping, "Capitalist Roader"

12. Tiananmen

13. Women: Holding Up Half The Sky?

14. Where To?


Editorial Reviews

"Well-written, vivid, insightful, and undogmatic. Cosbey's honesty and balanced judgement shine through the pages, and his extensive reading and research add to the authenticity of the material. The emerging personality of the author and his habit of adventure give the book a novel-like attraction."