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National Identity and Democratic Prospects in Socialist China

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ISBN-10: 1563244330

ISBN-13: 9781563244339

Edition: 1995

Authors: Edward Friedman

List price: $200.00
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This pioneering book explodes the conventional wisdom that China is a unique success story and reveals instead that the same forces that challenged other late Leninist socialist systems and multiple possibilities--federalist democratization (and a Greater China), divisions into new communities with passionate identities, and bloody chaos, even murderous civil war--are also building up similar dynamite in China. Professor Friedman offers an insightful, unique, and timely analysis that will make it less likely that the next great explosion in communist world and consequences will come as a surprise.--The first book ever to investigate tendencies in China that might lead it down the same…    
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Book details

List price: $200.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/31/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Edward H. Friedman (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish and Professor of Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University. His primary field of research is early modern Spanish literature, with special emphasis on picaresque narrative, the writings of Cervantes, and the Comedia. He also has worked widely in contemporary narrative and drama. His books include Cervantes in the Middle: Realism and Reality in the Spanish Novel (2006), The Unifying Concept: Approaches to the Structure of Cervantes Comedias, The Antiheroine’s Voice: Narrative Discourse and Transformations of the Picaresque, Wit’s End: An Adaptation of Lope de Vega’s La dama…    

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New Nationalist Identities in Post-Leninist Transformations
Ethnic Identity and the Denationalization and Democratization of Leninist States
A Failed Chinese Modernity
China's North-South Split and the Forces of Disintegration
Reconstructing China's National Identity
Anti-Imperialism in Chinese Foreign Policy
Democracy and Peace Versus Dictatorship and War
Confucian Leninism and Patriarchal Authoritarianism
Is China a Model of Reform Success?
Was Mao Zedong a Revolutionary?
Is Democracy a Universal Ethical Standard?
Consolidating Democratic Breakthroughs in Leninist States
Permanent Technological Revolution and China's Tortuous Path to Democratizing Leninism
Democracy and "Mao Fever"
The Oppositional Decoding of China's Leninist Media
Some Continuities Are Radical Ruptures