Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

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 contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist--the pragmati...

Title:Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780674055445
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  • BlackOxford

    Continuity as IllusionI question whether even the Chinese understand China. Perhaps because if they did the result might be mass suicide. Much better, like the Catholic Church, to re-shape the meaning...

  • Zach Zhao

    No 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. Deng Xiaopi...

  • Jordan

    It wasn't a easy read. Not because the writer was not talented. In contrast this book provided a fascinating account of Deng's life.The event leading up to the tragic Tiananmen square was covered in d...

  • Andrew

    Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by Ezra Vogel, is a fabulously written biography of one of modern China's most well regarded politicians. Deng Xiaoping was a fascinating character, who ...

  • Boudewijn

    When considering the modern history of China and to understand the current, modern China, we need not look at Mao Zedong, but at Deng Xiaoping, the architect of modern China. To understand China is to...

  • Ed

    Tremendously insightful bio of probably the most important figure of the 20th century in terms of long term impact: Den Xiaoping. Very little about him is part of common knowledge outside China and th...

  • Betty Ho

    If you are going to read one book about modern China, this is the one. Here's why:1) To understand China nowadays, one must understand Deng Xiaoping. Perhaps, this is the only book in the market with ...

  • Carl

    This is probably the longest book I've ever read, but recommend it to anyone that wants to learn more about China, or who has a general interest in history or business. Personally, it has given me a l...

  • Ray

    Ezra Vogel wrote a really really long biography of Deng Xiaoping, the second Emperor of the Communist Dynasty. It's massive, packed with detail, enormously interesting, and more than a bit scary. So D...

  • Steven Peterson

    A wonderful biography of Deng Xiaoping. There is more emphasis on the later as opposed to earlier years of his life. He was a survivor, having been purged twice by Chairman Mao Zedong. But Mao was not...