Zhou Enlai The Last Perfect Revolutionary

ISBN-10: 1586486454
ISBN-13: 9781586486457
Edition: 2008
Authors: Gao Wenqian
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

When Gao Wenqian first published this groundbreaking, provocative biography in Hong Kong, it was immediately banned in the People's Republic. Using classified documents spirited out of the China, he offers an objective human portrait of the real Zhou Enlai, the premier of the People's Republic of China from 1949 until his death in 1976. Often touted as "the last perfect revolutionary," Zhou is "a modern saint" who offered protection to his people during the Cultural Revolution, and an icon who allows modern Chinese to find an admirable figure in what was a traumatic and bloody era. But his greatest gift was to survive, at almost any price, thanks to his acute understanding of where political power resided at any one time.

Introduction
The Kiss of Death
The Making of a Revolutionary
A Young Communist in Europe
Building the Infrastructure of Revolution
Birds of a Different Feather
A Rising Star
Trapping the "Chinese Khrushchev"
"Preparing to Take the Test"
"A Man of Both Sides"
A Whirlpool of Absurdity
No Exit
Heir Pre-emptive
Night Flight
Whither China's Future?
Long Knives
From Duet to Duel
Sick-Bed Politics
The Final Battle
Epilogue: More Power in Death than Life
Author's Note
Translators' Note
Acknowledgments
List of Sources
Index

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