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People's Republic of China at 60 An International Assessment

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ISBN-10: 0674060644

ISBN-13: 9780674060647

Edition: 2011

Authors: William C. Kirby, Barry R. Bloom, Timothy Cheek, Sheena Chestnut, Paul A. Cohen

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publication date: 5/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

William C. Kirby is the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, and Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

Contributors
Abbreviations
Introduction: Myths and Lessons of Contemporary Chinese History
Keynote Address: The People's Republic of China at Sixty
Polities
The Foundations of Communist Rule in China: The Coercive Dimension
Mao Zedong and the Origins of the Anti-Rightist Rectification Campaign
Ideal, Effort, and Alienation of Socialism in China: An Exploration from a Materialistic View of History
China's Three Rises, Regional Power Transitions, and East Asian Security: 1949 to the Twenty-First Century
The People's Republic of China at Sixty: Is It Rising?
Why China Gets a �Rise� Out of Us: Ruminations on PRC Foreign Relations
Social Transformations
�Sixty Is the New Forty� (Or Is It?): Reflections on the Health of the Chinese Body Politic
Popular Protest and Party Rule: China's Evolving Polity
Agriculture, Imports, and Diplomacy: Three Case Studies on the Interaction between Chinese Party Rule and Popular Will
Urban Residential District Making in China
�Turning Rubbish into Something Useful�: Crime and Punishment in Mao's China
Wealth and Well-Being
A Fine Balance: Chinese Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective
Turning Around State-Owned Enterprises under China's Political Business Model
Health, Subjectivity, and Moral Change in China
Health Care Reforms in China: Slogan or Solution?
Rushing toward Socialism: The Transformation and Death of Private Business Enterprises in Shanghai, 1949-1956
Short-Term Stimuli and the Prospects for Long-Term Growth in China
Myth of the Social Volcano: Popular Responses to Rising Inequality in China
Culture, Belief, Practice
The Making of a Hero: Lei Feng and Some Issues of Historiography
Rediscovery of the Frontier in Recent Chinese History
The Role of China's Public Intellectuals in the People's Republic of China
The End of Intellectuals: Sixty Years of Service, Subversion, and Selling in China
The Politics of National Celebrations in China
The PRC's Future in Light of its Past
Ming Fever: The Past in the Present in the People's Republic of China at Sixty
The Tenacity of Culture: Old Stories in the New China
National Minds and Imperial Frontiers: Inner Asia and China in the New Century
Concluding Comments