By Hua-Yu Li, Thomas P. Bernstein, Tina Mai Chen, Izabella Goikhman, Guiha Guan, Donghui He, Xiaojia Hou, You Ji, Hanbing Kong, Lorenz Luthi, Elizabeth McGuire, Gregory Rohlf, Gilbert Rozman, Laurence Schneider, Douglas Stiffler, Péter Vámos, Miin-ling Yu, J

During this publication a world staff of students examines China's recognition and supreme rejection of Soviet versions and practices in fiscal, cultural, social, and different nation-states.

Show description

Read or Download China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present (The Harvard Cold War Studies) PDF

Best russian & former soviet union books

Over the Wall After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures Through an East-West Gaze

". .. a scorching topic in ultra-modern scholarship. .. and a groundbreaking venture of important value to the sector of cultural reviews at either 'western' and 'eastern' geographical destinations. " -- Elwira GrossmanOver the Wall/After the autumn maps a brand new discourse at the evolution of cultural existence in japanese Europe following the tip of communism.

Chiang Kaishek's Last Ambassador to Moscow: The Wartime Diaries of Fu Bingchang

This interesting examine examines wartime Chinese-Soviet family members from a Moscow-based, chinese language standpoint on the ambassadorial point. The publication contains descriptions of lifestyle in Moscow, of embassy company, of latest occasions and international relations, of intelligence operations, of conferences with Stalin, and of communications to and from Chongqing.

Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order

The present clash in Ukraine has spawned the main critical trouble among Russia and the West because the finish of the chilly battle. It has undermined ecu defense, raised questions on NATO’s destiny, and positioned an finish to 1 of the main bold tasks of U. S. overseas policy—building a partnership with Russia.

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Drawing on his personal incarceration and exile, in addition to on facts from greater than 2 hundred fellow prisoners and Soviet records, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn unearths the whole gear of Soviet repression—the country in the nation that governed all-powerfully. via really Shakespearean graphics of its victims—men, girls, and children—we come upon mystery police operations, hard work camps and prisons; the uprooting or extermination of entire populations, the "welcome" that awaited Russian infantrymen who were German prisoners of struggle.

Additional resources for China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949-Present (The Harvard Cold War Studies)

Sample text

See Thomas P. Bernstein, “Stalinism, Famine, and Chinese Peasants: Grain Procurement during the Great Leap Forward,” Theory and Society, vol. 13, no. 3, May l984: 339–77 and Bernstein, “Mao Zedong and the Famine of 1959–60: A Study in Wilfulness,” China Quarterly, no. 186 (June 2006): 421–45. 57. According to Suzanne Pepper, some of his ideas for education harkened back to the “Cultural Revolution” of 1928–31. See Chapter 11of her book, Radicalism and Education Reform. 58. See note 5. 59. William A.

18 While ideological radicalism destroyed Sino-Soviet economic relations by the summer of 1960—the sudden withdrawal of the Soviet specialists followed a month-long Chinese campaign attempting to indoctrinate them against their own government—the subsequent collapse of the Great Leap Forward (GLF) undermined much of Mao’s ideological claims. 19 The famines caused by the GLF and the ensuing relative demise of Mao’s power in daily decision making, led to more sensitive policies approaches by his fellow leaders.

40 It is not clear how much Mao borrowed from Stalinist thinking. In January 1940, for example, he wrote that “once conflict between the socialist Soviet Union and the imperialist powers grows sharper, China will have to take her stand on one side or the other . . The whole world will be swept into one or the other of these two fronts . . However, whether you like it or not, the Western imperialists are determined to oppose the Soviet Union and communism. . All these circumstances make it essential for the revolutionary .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.77 of 5 – based on 22 votes