Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China has ratings and reviews. BlackOxford said: Continuity as IllusionI question whether even the C. Ezra F. Vogel tells the story of how a Communist Party official changed China. A look at the career of Deng Xiaoping, who changed China’s course.

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The author skillfully tied the ups and downs of Deng’s personal life with those of the country that Deng so deeply loved and by doing so, crafted a piece of work that is both academic and accessible, both objective and heartfelt.

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He was born to a Jewish family in in Delaware, Ohio. Comparisons with the Soviet Union fall flat. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. To see what your friends thought of transfornation book, please sign up. Deng was born in a village somewhere in central China. No country underwent greater changes in voegl second half of the twentieth century than China and no man was more responsible for these changes than the subject of this incredible biography.

The things I learned about Deng from this book: Because Deng was at the center of so many issues, the book seems almost as much a history as a biography.

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He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in and received his Ph. Vogel needs to edit the writing of his Chinese staff that put this together.

Therefore, lessons from the political sphere are often applicable in business. His nonsense books, mo …. Deng had previously enacted two crackdowns in the early ‘s as well, both against vocal critiques of the PRC. Deng no doubt was a transformational leader. The book also addresses what appear to be some difficult choices that suggest some problematic decision making by Deng. It would have been better if it was written in continuous chronological order.

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We are very backward. This is a thorough examination not only on Deng Xiaoping the man, but also on the many turning points in China’s recent history, for which Deng was often responsible the reform and opening policy, the normalization of relationships with the U.

The time came when, again, Mao began to distrust Deng and even put the cold shoulder to Zhou Enlai, Mao’s long time lieutenant. During the Sino – Japanese war, Deng Xiaoping was made first secretary of the Southwest Bureau, representing the last of the six major regions, with its population of million, to come under Communist control. Follow us RSS feed. He engaged xizoping political activity in France, and eventually fled chima the Soviet Union, where he received.

Stapleton Roy, Wilson Quarterly. Deng’s practical repudiation of the Maoism that almost killed him while maintaining the forms of Maoist ‘thought’ is the theme of this breath-taking political biography.

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China — Ezra F. Vogel | Harvard University Press

Thus, there were always a few of us in every class or other organization named Michael. However, “Hua” means China, “Guo” means nation, “Feng” means vanguard. During the Great Leap Forward, Deng, like many other party loyalists, aware of Mao’s unwillingness to tolerate dissent during the Great Leap Forward, restrained chhina from criticizing Mao.

I would have liked a bit m A magnificent and detailed account of the life and events of China’s paramount leader in Post-Mao China.

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

What exactly does “fighting factionalism” mean? Hong Kong was and remains an important hub for trade, finance and high tech industry, and Deng promised Hong Od systems, including its free press, local democratic organization, and free-market system would remain for 50 years. Sep 25, Meihan Liu rated it it was amazing.


How he was able to make progress in these and other sectors is fascinating. He gives a detailed description of the events surrounding the Tiananmen Square protests of with a mournful, almost Shakespearean transformatlon.

The reader should want to know what was the intrigue, who were Deng’s allies and how did he keep them close, even in exile. Apr 16, BlackOxford rated it it was amazing Shelves: This made Tibet difficult to control.

But several advantages of China and wise and foresight vision of top people in China helped to move ahead the economy except of collapsing as it happenned in Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He was a good student, so he went overseas to France, where his scholarship fell through, and seeking a way to better himself, he joined the Chinese Communist Party.

Vogel’s staff put together a list of speeches and meetings. My appreciation of this book, one of the best I read this year, is well expressed in the meme format. And step by step navigated his way through the party’s leadership. These SEZ’s were allowed to step away from party doctrine and experiment with new economic and political techniques to both encourage growth and develop tools and techniques for the rest of China.

I think this review is just about long enough, but I’ll finish with one more quote that I particularly liked. He got purged during the Cultural Revolution, and got sent to be a mechanic on a farm workshop for several years.