Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future

Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future

Description

What legacies have previous reformers like Zhao Ziyang left to today's China? Does China have feasible political alternatives to today's repressive `market Leninism' and corrupt `state capitalism'? Does Zhao's legacy indicate an alternative to the past and for the future?

For those who are familiar with the development of Chinese politics since the reform years, Zhao is now widely regarded as a major architect of the nation's profound transition. His contributions to China's post-Mao development are rich and multi faceted, including those on rural and urban economic reforms extending to accountable governance, liberal policies concerning domestic affairs and China's foreign relations.

Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field such as Richard Baum and Xiaonong Cheng this book explores the historical development of China's political reform issues, and how his political legacies are relevant to China's political development since the 1980s to the future. Using recently translated recollection articles by veteran reformers who worked with Zhao in the 1980s, like Du Runsheng, An Zhiwen, Li Rui, Bao Tong, Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future is a valuable contribution for students and researchers interested in the Chinese politics, Asian politics and political development in Asia.


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Details

Author(s)
Guoguang Wu, Helen Lansdowne
Format
Paperback | 208 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 11.18mm | 318g
Publication date
20 Sep 2012
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0415540836
ISBN13
9780415540834
Bestsellers rank
1,752,837