China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed (by Andrew G. Walder)

Author(s): Andrew G. Walder

Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-06
ISBN-10: 0674058151
ISBN-13: 9780674058156
Language: English
China’s Communist Party seized power in 1949 after a long period
of guerrilla insurgency followed by full-scale war, but the
Chinese revolution was just beginning. China Under Mao narrates the
rise and fall of the Maoist revolutionary state from 1949 to
1976—an epoch of startling accomplishments and disastrous
failures, steered by many forces but dominated above all by Mao
Mao’s China, Andrew Walder argues, was defined by two distinctive
institutions established during the first decade of Communist
Party rule: a Party apparatus that exercised firm (sometimes
harsh) discipline over its members and cadres; and a… more…

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