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If you are an author or editor and would like to include your book on ChinaFile, please email us. Skip to main content. Books Railroads and the Transformation of China is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroad operation from the last decades of the Qing Empire to the present. The railroads persisted because they were exemplary bureaucratic institutions. Pragmatic management, combining central authority and local autonomy, sustained rail organizations amid shifting political and economic priorities.
Mar 30, PM. Mar 31, AM. Out of that experience came Red Star Over China, a classic work that remains one of the most important books ever written about the birth of the Communist movement in China. This edition includes extensive notes on military and political developments in China, further interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology covering years of Chinese revolution, and nearly a hundred detailed biographies of the men and women who were instrumental in making China what it is today. Apr 03, PM. It focuses on China's problems of development - the decay and collapse of the Chinese Empire, its failure to recover in the first half of the twentieth century, and its rapid emergence in world affairs since the Communist Party Revolution of This new edition examines economic growth, updates Chinese foreign policy, provides a revised account of the Tiananmen Incident, and brings the chronology completely up to date.
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Afterlives of Chinese Communism comprises essays from over fifty world-renowned scholars in the China field, from various disciplines and continents. It provides an indispensable guide for understanding how the Mao era continues to shape Chinese politics today. Each chapter discusses a concept or practice from the Mao period, what it attempted to do, and what has become of it since. The authors respond to the legacy of Maoism from numerous perspectives to consider what lessons Chinese communism can offer today, and whether there is a future for the egalitarian politics that it once promised. It is hotly disputed.
China is a place of contradictions and nuances. But I did have book recommendations—an iPad full of them. Some of those are included here. Whenever I walk down a Beijing alley, my mind flutters between thinking this country is about to regain its place atop world powers because of sheer scale—1. The third, Country Driving , provides an on-the-ground account of the rapid industrialization in China that foreigners often read about but rarely see.
Red Star Over China , a book by Edgar Snow , is an account of the Communist Party of China that was written when it was a guerrilla army and still obscure to Westerners. Along with Pearl S. Buck 's The Good Earth , it was the most influential book on Western understanding of China as well as the most influential book on Western sympathy for Red China in the s. Most of this time, he was at their then-capital Bao'an Pao An. They moved to the famous Yan'an only after he left. Snow uses his extensive interviews with Mao and the other top leaders to present vivid descriptions of the Long March , as well as biographical accounts of leaders on both sides of the conflicts, including Zhou Enlai , Peng Dehuai , Lin Biao , He Long , and Mao Zedong 's own account of his life. When Snow wrote, there were no reliable reports reaching the West about what was going on in the Communist-controlled areas.