Ideology Matters: China from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

By: Manoranjan Mohanty

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China's notable successes as well as the problems it has encountered, have resulted from policy debates and choices made by the Communist Party of China from the time of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, to the less charismatic leaders Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and his successor Xi Jinping. The CPCs distinct style is to put the policy perspectives in fresh theoretical terms. These essays scrutinise the ideological statements to help understand Chinas reform strategy and the policy shifts. One needs to know the contours of Maoism and its critical assessment by Deng Xiaoping to understand the reforms that he launched and the meaning of 'socialist market economy and the state-guided market process that has produced the high rate of growth in China. Deng's successor Jiang Zemin led China's accelerated growth with greater integration with the world economy and articulated his thinking as the 'Three Represents. After him, Hu Jintaos decade of leadership, called by some as glorious decade by others a lost decade took China to become worlds second largest economy. How successful was he in addressing risings inequality and environmental degradation while practicing his scientific outlook on development? Xi Jinping after taking over in 2012 has given a stirring call for realising the Chinese dream and has initiated cautious measures on crucial issues. This work presents a critical examination of all these formulations and discusses whether China can still be called a socialist country. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of Political Science, Sociology, Development Studies, Marxist Philosophy and Chinese Studies and the general reader interested in knowing about the rise of modern China.

Title: Ideology Matters: China from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping

Author Name: Manoranjan Mohanty

Categories: India, Social Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, Aakar Books: 2014

ISBN: 9789350022665

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 901670

Keywords: Ideology Matters: China from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping Manoranjan Mohanty