Perspectives on Modern China

Perspectives on Modern China

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The conveners (the editors of this book) of the September 1989 Four Anniversaries China Conference in Annapolis, asked the contributors to look back from that point in time to consider four major events in modern Chinese history in the perspective of the rapid changes that were shaping the Chinese society, economy, polity, and sense of place in the world in the 1980s, a time when China was making rapid strides toward becoming more integrated with the outside world. With contributions by distinguished scholars in the field, the four anniversaries considered are the High Qing, the May Fourth Movement, forty years of communism in China, and ten years of the Deng era.The first motor vehicles for use by top county officials came in 1973. At the time, the county had only forty kilometers of paved roads. By 1989, automobiles a€” Jeep Cherokees, Shanghai sedans, Toyotas, Mitsubishis, Volkswagen Santanas, Polish, and ... The telecommunications and computer transformations had moved rapidly ahead in China in the 1980s, but the ... government command for different reasons than a decade hence, and if so, what are the implications of the change?

Title:Perspectives on Modern China
Author:Kenneth Lieberthal
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 1991-01-01


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