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The Political and Economic History of China (1977–1992)  3-Volume Set
  • Pub Date:

    December 2017
  • Pages

    864
  • Size

    7 X 10 Hard copy
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9781623201494 US$374

The Political and Economic History of China (1977–1992) 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. Continuing on from his first series, which covered the years 1949–1976, Hu Angang returns with a new installment detailing the political and economic development in the People’s Republic of China from 1977 to 1992.
 
This period saw the political transition from the end of the Cultural Revolution to the Reform and Opening-up era under Deng Xiaoping. Hu explains the numerous policy changes that transformed China during this period from an isolated and underdeveloped country to a global political and economic power, as well as the Politburo’s management of domestic political challenges as it set the precedence for future leadership transitions.
 
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
Volume 1:       Political Transition from Mao to Deng (1977–1981)
Chapter 1       Overview: The Era of Reform and Opening-up and the Rise of China
Chapter 2       Political Transition from the Cultural Revolution to the Reform and Opening-up
Chapter 3       The Restoration of Veteran Leadership of the CCP
Chapter 4       The State of China’s International Relations in the Early Years of Reform and Opening-up
 
Volume 2:       Economic Reform During Reform and Opening-up
Chapter 5       Rural Reform and Development (1977–1991)
Chapter 6       Urban Economic Reform
Chapter 7       Economic Development and Strategic Choice
 
Volume 3:       Political Reform and Political Crisis
Chapter 8       Theory and Practice of Political Reform (1982–1987)
Chapter 9       Political Disturbance of 1989
Chapter 10     Evaluation and Summary (1977–1991)
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hu Angang is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management at 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, and has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, Japan’s Keio University, and France’s School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS). 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 the Political and Economic History of China 1949-1976 (3-Volume Set), Political and Economic History of China 1977-1992 (3-Volume Set), China in 2020: A New Kind of Superpower (2010), Economic and Social Transformation in China (2006), and other works.