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Articles from Vol. 56, No. 3, July-August

1. China's Rise to Model Status
China's post-reform rapid economic rise has led many progressives to view the country as a development model whose experience proves that there are viable alternative paths to growth within the existing capitalist world system. Significantly, although...
2. China's Economic Transformation
When the leaders of China's Communist Party announced their program of market socialist reforms in 1978, they argued that it was necessary to overcome the country's growing problems of economic stagnation and waste caused by the Mao era's overly centralized...
3. Contradictions of China's Transformation: Domestic
Many progressives agree that China is not a socialist country, but argue that its controlled process of transformation has been a success, having produced rapid industrial growth and a rising standard of living for the great majority of Chinese. The...
4. Contradictions of China's Transformation: International
China has become a major regional and global economic force. It has not only recorded double-digit real GDP growth for most of the decade 1985-95, but also maintained rapid growth of over 7 percent per year during and after the 1997-98 East Asian crisis....
5. China and Socialism: Conclusion
We have argued that it is wrong to celebrate China as an economic success story or development model. But why is it so important how socialists and other progressives understand China? Is this all just an academic desire to properly interpret the Chinese...
China and Socialism: Market Reforms and Class Struggle
Introduction: China and Socialism China and socialism ... during the three decades following the 1949 establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC), it seemed as if these words would forever be joined in an inspiring unity. China had been...
Editors' Foreword
We depart this year from our usual practice for MR's July-August double issue. Instead of a collection of articles on a common theme, we are devoting the issue to a single manuscript--a study of China and economic development theory by Martin Hart-Landsberg...
Preface
The Chinese economic experience remains the source of important lessons about the challenges of building socialism. However, the current lessons are mostly negative. Tragically, the Chinese government's program of "market reforms," which was allegedly...
Still Hammering out Justice: Pete Seeger at 85
Last May 3 was Pete Seeger's 85th birthday. Pete has been a longtime reader of Monthly Review as well as the author of several MR articles. And for as long as most of us can remember he's been a stalwart in struggles against exploitation, white supremacy,...
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