Mao's Betrayal

Author: Shao-yü Chʻên,Ming Wang

Publisher: N.A


Category: China

Page: 277

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Mao's Last Dancer

Author: Cunxin Li

Publisher: Putnam Adult


Category: Ballet dancers

Page: 488

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In a small, desperately poor village in northeast China, a peasant boy sits at his rickety old school desk, interested more in the birds outside than in Chairman Mao's Red Book and the grand words it contains. But that day, some strangers come to his school -- Madame Mao's cultural delegates. They are looking for young peasants to mold into faithful guards of Chairman Mao's great vision for China. The boy watches as one of his classmates is chosen and led away. His teacher hesitates. Will she or won't she? She very nearly doesn't. But at the last moment, she taps the official on the shoulder and points to the small boy. "What about that one?" she says. This is the true story of how that one moment in time, by the thinnest thread of chance, changed the course of a small boy's life in ways beyond description. One day he would dance with some of the greatest ballet companies of the world. One day he would be a friend to a president and first lady, movie stars, and some of the most influential people in America. One day he would himself become a star: Mao's last dancer and the darling of the West. Here is Li Cunxin's own story, one that very nearly vanished, like millions of other peasants' lives, amid revolution and chaos. It is a story of courage, of a mother's love, a boy's longing for freedom -- a beautiful, rich account of an inspirational life, told with extraordinary honesty, dignity, and pride. Book jacket.

Mao's Road to Power

Author: Zedong Mao,Stuart Reynolds Schram,Nancy Jane Hodes

Publisher: East Gate Book


Category: History

Page: 1012

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This is the first volume in a set covering the writings of Mao-Tse-tung and charting his progress from childhood to full political maturity. This work contains essays, letters, notes and articles in the period 1912 to 1920, which saw him move from liberali.

In Mao's Shadow

Author: Karen Marcia Goodkin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Community health services

Page: 388

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This dissertation is a study of the changes in health care policy and implementation of the structure of health services delivery in the Xiangtan Prefecture of Hunan Province in the People's Republic of China, during the post-reform era of the 1980's and 1990's. Xiangtan is a medium size, second class prefecture in a designated agricultural area. The comparative illustrations of three economically divergent areas of the largest county in Xiangtan Prefecture frame a case study of the sub-prefectural administrative level (the county and its corresponding townships and villages). Ethnographic data, health reports, journal articles and other materials were collected in Xiangtan and Changsha, the provincial capital, from 1992 to 1994 and reflect the perspective of health workers, rather than sufferers or consumers. Using a political economic perspective, I trace the evolution of the local health system from its missionary base through the process of communist state acquisition and collectivization, and finally through the gradual development of the socialist market. The local agricultural dependance, the pervasive, parasitic bureaucratic structure coupling the government organ and service work units, and the local health worker's choices in the process of implementing a health policy stipulating that the state plan covers rural preventive while the market is the proper domain for urban, medical care are linked features of the local political economy. The research findings indicate that the health market structure and activity constitute a form of bureaucratic mercantilism in which a state bureaucratic organization is the location for the production of health services that circulate as commodities; although, the relations of production and distribution within the organization are not capitalist. Certain structural parameters of health provision are set within the central government; however, health workers at every level of the health system create this bureaucratic mercantilist structure. Furthermore, the local health status statistics, the development of infrastructure, health financing, and the credentialing process of local health workers suggest a pattern of rural health involution evident in Xiangtan and most likely linked to the local policy implementation.

Revolutionary Discourse in Mao's Republic

Author: David Ernest Apter,Tony Saich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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What does the Chinese Communist Revolution teach us about the relationship between political discourse and real experiences and events? This unique interpretation of the revolutionary process in China uses empirical evidence as well as concepts from contemporary cultural studies to probe this significant question. David Apter and Tony Saich base their analysis on recently available primary sources on party history, English- and Chinese-language accounts of the Long March and Yan'an period, and interviews with veterans and their relatives. Written by an eminent political theorist well seasoned in comparative development and an internationally recognized China scholar, and abounding in new approaches to central issues, this incisive analysis will be welcomed by social theorists and China scholars alike.

Mao's American Strategy and the Korean War

Author: Wanli Hu

Publisher: VDM Publishing


Category: History

Page: 262

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How People's Republic of China interacts with the United States will partly determine the world's order in the 21st century. The Korean War-the only time that China confronted the U.S.-remains a rich source for lessons on the Sino-U.S. relationship. War was the last thing China needed in 1950, and Mao Zedong never really got along with Joseph Stalin, so why did Mao decide to lean toward the USSR and to challenge the United States? What was the context and rationale for Mao's decisions? These questions were analyzed and answered in the context of "Mao's American strategy." The strategy was established after direct contact with U.S. officials and analyses of U.S. policy during and after World War II. Mao was convinced in the 1940's that the U.S., for its own national interests, would interfere with China's internal affairs sooner or later, and that a military confrontation was so likely that it was only a matter of when and where. Mao's American strategy was important then, and still is for China to consider its contemporary foreign policies. Without understanding this strategy, it is difficult to forecast what the China-U.S. relationship might be in the 21st century. The book is written for historians, diplomats, military strategists, and anyone who is interested in an understanding of the historic perspective that China brings to its foreign policy.