Reform and Reaction in Post-Mao China

Af Baum & Richard
  • Routledge
  • 2018
  • 214
  • eng
  • 1
  • 9780429802706

The decade of the 1980s began in China with great expectations of the societal benefits of modernisation, and ended with gunfire in Tiananmen Square. This book, first published in 1991, presents essays that explore the political and economic reform policies that emerged in post-Mao China under Deng Xiaoping. In general, they conclude that the advent of partial marketization and structural reform tended to magnify structural contradictions rather than solve them.