China Under Mao

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Harvard University Press, Apr 6, 2015 - History - 439 pages
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China’s Communist Party seized power in 1949 after a long guerrilla insurgency followed by full-scale war, but the revolution was just beginning. Andrew Walder narrates the rise and fall of the Maoist state from 1949 to 1976—an epoch of startling accomplishments and disastrous failures, steered by many forces but dominated above all by Mao Zedong.
 

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Contents

1 Funeral
1
2 From Movement to Regime
15
3 Rural Revolution
40
4 Urban Revolution
61
5 The Socialist Economy
82
6 The Evolving Party System
100
7 Thaw and Backlash
123
8 Great Leap
152
10 Fractured Rebellion
200
11 Collapse and Division
231
12 Military Rule
263
13 Discord and Dissent
287
14 The Mao Era in Retrospect
315
Notes
347
References
377
Index
399

9 Toward the Cultural Revolution
180

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