China Under Mao
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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2 From Movement to Regime
3 Rural Revolution
4 Urban Revolution
5 The Socialist Economy
6 The Evolving Party System
7 Thaw and Backlash
8 Great Leap
9 Toward the Cultural Revolution
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