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China Through the Sliding Door

Gittings, John

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ISBN 10: 0684851814 / ISBN 13: 9780684851815
Verlag: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, U.K., 1999
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Titel: China Through the Sliding Door

Verlag: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, U.K.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: paperback

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Art des Buches: Used

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John Gittings has been reporting on China for 30 years, writing about its remarkable transformation from Maoist communism to a market-led economy. In this journalstic anthology he conveys both the magnitude of this change and its incompleteness - as evidenced by the 1989 Beijing Massacre.

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Reports from China over 30 years of change -- there and here
It may seem presumptuous to excerpt my journalistic reports. But I decided they had some value in showing (a) how much China has changed in the time I have known it -- three-fifths of its five decades under communist rule, and (b) how far the perspective of a regular Western observer has also shifted. I was impressed -- I admit it -- by the Cultural Revolution (see the photograph of me wearing a Mao-cap at Dazhai Model Brigade in 1971). Our view of China is entirely different today but may also be unbalanced. In my introduction, I try to analyse some of these shifts in perception, and to explain why our vision remains partial. There is still a sliding door between us and China and it remains difficult to get through. In the end, though, studying and visiting China is about the Chinese people in all their diversity -- and there are 1.2 billion of them to understand.

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