Politics in China: An Introduction
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Politics in China: An Introduction

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Sixty years ago, China was one of the poorest countries in the world, populated mostly by rural peasants, and still suffering from more than a century of internal turmoil and international humiliation. Today, China is a rapidly modernizing economic dynamo with growing global influence. Politics in China is an authoritative introduction to how this transformation occurred,...more
Paperback, 437 pages
Published April 23rd 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Took forever, but I'm finally done with this one.
This is excellent book for beginners to learn about recent(last 300 yrs)Chinese political history. The book is divided into four parts. First part is about political history of China, this part excellently explains fall of Qing dynasty followed by economic & political instability, origin of Chinese Communist Party (CCP), civil war and CCP forming People's republic of China, infamous Mao's 'Experiments and disasters' and also Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms that led massive growth in Chinese...more
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