China's Political Economy In Modern Times: Changes And Economic Consequences, 1800-2000 (Routledge Studies In The Modern History Of Asia).pdf
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Publisher: Routledge (4 Oct. 2011)
By: Kent G Deng (Author)
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This book makes an important contribution to the study of changes in China’:s institutions and their impact on the national economy as well as ordinary people’:s daily material life from 1800 to 2000. Kent Deng reveals China’:s mega-cycle of prosperity-poverty-prosperity without the usual attribution to the 1840 Opium War, or the alleged population pressure, class struggle and oriental despotism. The book challenges the conventional view on ‘:rebellions’:, ‘:revolutions’: and their alleged motivations and outcomes. Its findings separate commonly circulated myth with reality based on solid evidence and careful evaluation. The benchmark used by the author is people’:s entitlement and mundane day-to-day material well being, instead of the stereotype of aggregates of industrial hardware and national GDP.
China’:s Political economy in Modern Times proves that state-building was the prime mover in China’:s modern history. Contrary to the popular belief in mass movement, Deng shows convincingly that changes were in most cases imposed by a minority with external help. Therefore, the quality of the state was unpredictable, seen from the anti-state that cost lives and economic growth.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Chinese Economics, Chinese History, and Political Economy.
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