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In this documentary investigation the author calls upon the Chinese themselves to explain their revolution. Professor Robinson has visited China and from conversations, reported here, and from the key documents which have never before been published in the West, attention is focused on the phenomenon most puzzling to those outside China - a ruler so hostile to his own admi ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 160 pages
Published 1969 by Penguin Books
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Nick Davies
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A fascinating read - for a number of reasons. Though I am sure I only took in and fully understood half of what I read, as this book was on a subject about which I previously knew absolutely nothing, I did end up feeling my getting a partial understanding was nevertheless a good thing. Though this was written and published in about 1970, and hence it was quite dated, the book offered a very intriguing 'snap-shot' of Western academic views of China at that time. Though it was repetitive, this did ...more
Nathan  Fisher
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giving it two stars because i read it to bulk up on joan robinson's maoist sympathies but it's mainly a collection of source documents. those are rad and all, but the 'by joan robinson' here is a bit oversold. ...more
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Joan Violet Robinson FBA was a British post-Keynesian economist who was well known for her work on monetary economics and wide-ranging contributions to economic theory.

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