No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the. 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. minutely documented book, but not as predictably as Ezra F. Vogel.
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Show 25 25 50 All. Feb 22, Carl rated it it was dent. 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 Xizoping country underwent greater changes in the second half of the twentieth century than China and no man was more responsible for these changes than the subject of this incredible biography.
What ultimate helped Deng was Mao believed Deng was loyal to him because of an episode during the civil war struggle against Nationalist regime. PEN is against censorship and continues to fight for dissidents unable to publish their work. All in all, a detailed biography, overall well done, of one of the most important figures in the late 20th century.
Ezra Vogel, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,
The book says where, but it matters not, because he so dedicated himself to the Party and the Cause that he never went back – it wouldn’t do to have divisive regional loyalties. Some may find Ezar over-sympathetic towards Deng, after all, under western eyes – Deng will always be remembered as a villain who was against democracy.
We are fortunate that Vogelone of our foremost China scholars, has now brought the man alive in this uniquely researched biography. Both sides had valid arguments, but Deng worried that growth too rapid would encourage inflation, corruption and an erosion of Chinese stability.
It offers an enormous compendium of material about the lifelong Communist whose story, even more than that of Mao, reflects the dramatically varying fortunes of his nation in the 20th century… Vogel is an admiring biographer who presents a treasure trove of new information that will delight modern China scholars for years to come.
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Deng began by reforming China’s xiaopig system to encourage technical knowledge over political doctrine. But the disasters of the Great Leap Forward had widened the gap between the unreconstructed romantic visionary and the pragmatic implementations. Deng Xiaoping was born in in Sichuan province, then under the control of Xiaopong final Imperial dynasty, the Qing. The sanctions imposed by foreign countries and the criticism of foreigners that followed June 4 provided Deng and his colleagues with a useful vehicle for enhancing this patriotism Deng and his fellow party elders realized that political training in Marxism-Leninism or even Maoism could no longer be expected to appeal to the sensibilities of Chinse youth.
When one thinks of the situation in China inand compares it to the situation inthere is a natural curiosity about how this remarkable evolution of the governing processes of China took p I finished reading this book this morning feeling quite satisfied. He starts with his early life, how he became a communist, his rise and downfalls during Mao Zedong and ultimately his rise after the death of Mao Zedong and the transformation of Mao’s Chiona to the China we now know today.
He particularly highlighted the crossing of the Yangtze River. Until his final days he had a say in nominations to the CCP and army leadership.
He was born to a Jewish family in in Delaware, Ohio. It is neither glowing, nor overly ezrz, and instead focuses solely on facts and results. He was suddenly overwhelmed by fear and depression”. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Chinese students demonstrated in favour of political reform and democratic transition. Aug 31, Jordan rated it liked it. This led to over deaths, as Chinese PLA forces and police units moved in to the Square and forcefully cleared it.
While this approach certainly helps the readers connect the dots between different periods of Deng’s life, it occasionally becomes confusing especially since so many events and characters are involved.
Deng ordered the Tiananmen crackdown, but he was also the person voel responsible for modernizing China and opening it to trade with the West. The excess savings from cutting back on military spending also allowed Deng to shift more money into developing the economy. Deng brought China forward and made it prosperous.
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SalisburyRuan MingRichard EvansBenjamin Yangand Michael Martias well as special issues of journals devoted to contemporary Fogel, including The China Quarterly and China Perspectivesfrom which Vogdl has drawn generously.
Deng Xiaoping – the architect of modern China – received both the respect and the criticism that he deserved in Vogel’s well-researched book. Vogel’s biography is extremely easy to read, fascinating, ezfa sourced and full of incredible detail. Patriotic Education After the immediate crises in the weeks following June 4, Deng and the other leaders began to deal with the larger problem of alienation among Chinese youth toward their government and the Communist Party.
The crushing of student uprising tarnished his reputation. Overall it’s a remarkable book that describes a pivotal period in China’s history and the enormous influence of one man who, perhaps more than xiaoling other, changed the course of China’s history. Generally speaking, Deng Xiaoping outsmarted the hardcore leftists in his party either by phrasing his proposed reforms in a clever way that they found hard to argue with, or else by avoiding arguing altogether.
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He was a person we could do business with, and I liked him a lot. The first time he was purged, it was for “being part of the Mao clique” – this was before Mao came to power, and actually worked to his advantage later.
His schooling was – quite remarkable for that time – done in France. The history of China and mentality of people, even it has been changed over past years opened my eyes and helped to avoid predjuce which I have had before. deny
It’s not the most psychologically deep biography, but that’s likely because there isn’t enough written archival information to examine because they man never took notes or wrote a journal.
But it is a very invidious position and one most writers would baulk at. Meanwhile, Deng continued to avoid public statements, a strategy that allowed private enterprises to grow in a way that would not alarm conservative officials.
This quote takes place in the final months before Mao’s death, just after Zhou Enlai, the 2nd in command whom was widely loved and thus hated by Mao, who was jealous. These SEZ’s were xiwoping 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.
In the same paragraph they write “In selecting high officials for party and government posts, Deng sought the best person for the job” “For high military positions, he wanted able people but personal loyalty was critical” Then they describe how nearly fifty percent of the Generals in his high command came from one army unit.
Jul 11, Neotony21 rated it it was amazing. Rights to the sexually explicit novel Fifty Shades of Grey, which topped the UK bestseller charts inwere bought by a Xiiaoping publisher but it has yet to reach the country’s bookshops. It does depend on what the work is.