The Politics of China, 1949-1989
Kapp, Robert A., The China Business Review
edited by Roderick MacFarquhar, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1994. 534 pp. $59.95 hardcover.
The five long chapters of this book, each by a distinguished specialist on contemporary China, recount the political history of the People's Republic of China in chronological fashion. All but the last chapter are reprinted from the latest volume of the massive Cambridge History of China. Businesspeople interested in China would do well to read the McFarquhar book once, then keep it handy for reference to its excellent index, which chronicles the myriad events, people, and institutions whose historic significance ought to be understood by foreigners working in China today.
It behooves businesspeople to know at least something about momentous events in China's politics, such as the Lin Biao incident and the Cultural Revolution, as these events have been formative moments for Chinese just as Watergate and the Kennedy and King assassinations have been for Americans. Understanding the impact of these events on the Chinese populace can better help …
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Publication information: Article title: The Politics of China, 1949-1989. Contributors: Kapp, Robert A. - Author. Magazine title: The China Business Review. Volume: 21. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 1994. Page number: 56. © U.S.-China Business Council Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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