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The Political and Economic History of China (1949-1976) 3 Volume Set
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    November 2013
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The Political and Economic History of China (1949-1976) 3 Volume Set

3-Volume Set

By Hu Angang

Surveys the most tumultuous periods in China

A detailed chronicle of an era of chaos and political turbulence, The Political and Economic History of China is a must-read series for anyone interested in the history of modern China. This series covers the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward, the Golden Age of Industrialization, and the other important events that shaped China.
The incidents in this series are the ones which laid the groundwork for the subsequent 30 years of reforms in China and which have influenced the latest ideological and policy developments, such as President Xi’s recent series of reforms.
The Political and Economic History of China is written by Hu Angang of Tsinghua University. He is the director of the National Research Group of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China's most prominent political think-tank.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 China’s Situation in the Context of Modernization
Chapter 2 Economic Development History of China
Chapter 3 Initial Conditions for China’s Modern Economic Development
Chapter 4 China’s Early Nation-Building Efforts
Chapter 5 The First Golden Age of China’s Industrialization
Chapter 6 Emulating the Soviet Model
Chapter 7 Collectivization and Nationalization in China
Chapter 8 The Great Leap Forward
Chapter 9 Mao-Centered Interpretations versus Official Historical Judgment of the Cultural Revolution
Chapter 10 Why did Mao Unleash the Cultural Revolution?
Chapter 11 The First Phase (1966–1969): Launching of a Full-Scale Civil War
Chapter 12 The Second Phase (1969–1973): Life-and-Death Struggles between Mao Zedong and Lin Biao
Chapter 13 The Third Phase (1973–1976): The Political Struggle between Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Qing
Chapter 14 Economic Background to the Cultural Revolution
Chapter 15 Economic Policy and Structural Reforms during the Cultural Revolution
Chapter 16 Official Verdict on the Maoist Era

About the Authors

Hu Angang is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. He is also Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Japan’s Keio University, and Guest Professor at Tongji University. He is the chief editor of National Report, a monthly journal of China's political research which is read by China's top leaders. He is the author of China in 2020: A New Kind of Superpower (2010), Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution (2008), Economic and Social Transformation in China (2006), and other works.