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Guoguang Wu holds the Chair in China and Asia-Pacific Relations at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he also teaches in both departments of Political Science and History.
In the face of the demise of communism elsewhere, China’s unique combination of economic reform and political dictatorship has kept the country intact.
November 2015 · China Information. In the face of the demise of communism elsewhere, China’s unique combination of economic reform and political dictatorship has kept the country intact. Yet Lowell Dittmer questions the ability of this fragile structure to withstand future tremors. In this book, Dittmer convincingly shows how, although the revolutionary impulse has largely been forgotten, it continues to disrupt, inspire, and. otherwise shape the reform effort.
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Zhao Ziyang (pronounced or Chao Tzu-yang; born Zhao Xiuye, 17 October 1919 – 17 January 2005) was a high-ranking statesman in the People's Republic of China (PRC). He was the third Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1980 to 1987, Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1981 to 1982, and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1987 to 1989
China's Communist Party has spent nearly 30 years trying to erase the events of 4 June 1989 from history and young people here have little knowledge or understanding of what happened that day. The story of Zhao Ziyang is proof those efforts still continue: the man who was the highest.
China's Communist Party has spent nearly 30 years trying to erase the events of 4 June 1989 from history and young people here have little knowledge or understanding of what happened that day. The story of Zhao Ziyang is proof those efforts still continue: the man who was the highest ranking Party official in the country at the time of those momentous events is now expunged from the record and, even in death, still regarded as a threat. Every year, the family says, the number of people who come to pay their respects diminishes slightly
The relevance of the book lies in the eyes of the beholder.
The relevance of the book lies in the eyes of the beholder. Reading it as an academic book that examines the policies implemented by Zhao in the 1980s and the reform ideas embedded in those policies, readers (especially students) can certainly benefit from the contending interpretations of Zhao’s legacies and obtain a better understanding of a very important chapter in China’s recent political history.
In Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future, ed. Papers of Alvin and Heidi Toffler, Columbia University Rare Books & Manuscripts (henceforth, Toffler Papers).
In Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future, eds. Wu, Guoguang and Lansdowne, Helen. Remarks of the President and Premier Zhao Ziyang of China on Signing Two United States–China Agreements. January 12. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum.
What legacies have previous reformers like Zhao Ziyang left to today’s China? Does China have feasible political alternatives to today’s repressive ‘market Leninism’ and corrupt ‘state capitalism’? Does Zhao’s legacy indicate an alternative to the past and for the future?
For those who are familiar with the development of Chinese politics since the reform years, Zhao is now widely regarded as a major architect of the nation’s profound transition. His contributions to China’s post-Mao development are rich and multi faceted, includingthose on rural and urban economic reforms extending to accountable governance, liberal policies concerning domestic affairs and China’s foreign relations.
Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field such as Richard Baum and Xiaonong Cheng this book explores the historical development of China’s political reform issues, and how his political legacies are relevant to China’s political development since the 1980s to the future. Using recently translated recollection articles by veteran reformers who worked with Zhao in the 1980s, like Du Runsheng, An Zhiwen, Li Rui, Bao Tong,Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future is a valuable contributionfor students and researchers interested in the Chinese politics, Asian politics and political development in Asia.