Be­hind China’s power!

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Ti­tle: Deng Xiaop­ing and the Trans­for­ma­tion of China Author: Ezra F. Vo­gel

Pub­lisher: Belk­nap Press of Har­vard Univer­sity Press (Septem­ber 26, 2011) Price: $24.72

No. of pages: 928

Den Xiaop­ing is con­sid­ered as China’s one of the bold­est strate­gist of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury, who is be­lieved to have a long- term im­pact on world his­tory. The book pro­vides a step- by- step po­lit­i­cal bi­og­ra­phy of the man who gets most of the credit for China’s spec­tac­u­lar rise to an eco­nomic power. By piec­ing to­gether a clear ac­count of in­ter­views and mem­oirs, Vo­gel has ar­gued that Deng de­serves a cen­tral place in the pan­theon of 20th­cen­tury lead­ers. For he not only launched China’s mar­ke­to­ri­ented eco­nomic re­forms, but also ac­com­plished some­thing that had eluded Chi­nese lead­ers for al­most two cen­turies: the trans­for­ma­tion of the world’s old­est civ­i­liza­tion into a modern na­tion

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