The Resource The decline of communism in China : legitimacy crisis, 1977-1989, X.L. Ding

The decline of communism in China : legitimacy crisis, 1977-1989, X.L. Ding

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The decline of communism in China : legitimacy crisis, 1977-1989
Title
The decline of communism in China
Title remainder
legitimacy crisis, 1977-1989
Statement of responsibility
X.L. Ding
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book begins by asking, How could it be that under the Deng regime, when the People's Republic of China experienced its greatest economic prosperity, the largest and most tragically concluded popular protest took place? To answer this question the author examines, from the viewpoint of a participant, the relations between the Communist political elite and the largely anti-Communist intellectual elite during the decade of reform (1977-89). He shows how the Deng Xiaoping regime precipitated a legitimacy crisis by encouraging economic reform while preventing political reform: By departing from the economic guidelines of Maoism, the leadership undermined the basis of its own authority. Justifying this policy in the eyes of both the ruling political elite and the increasingly powerful intellectual elite proved increasingly difficult. In addition to demonstrating the role intellectuals played in shaking Communist-party rule, the book offers a theoretical model to explain how they were able to do so. The author's concept of "institutional parasitism" depicts how, rather than developing separate institutions, resistance to the ruling political elite occupied state structures from which oppositional activity was carried out. In challenging the state versus civil society model, this book makes an important contribution to understanding changing state-society relations in late communism, and the dynamics of the transition from communism. It will be of interest to both scholars of China and students of comparative communism
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Ding, X. L
Dewey number
335.43/45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX418.5
LC item number
.D56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Communism
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Communisme
  • Chine
  • Communisme et intellectuels
  • Intellectuels
  • Chine
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The decline of communism in China : legitimacy crisis, 1977-1989, X.L. Ding
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-226) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 230 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029046713
Label
The decline of communism in China : legitimacy crisis, 1977-1989, X.L. Ding
Link
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-226) and index
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 230 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029046713

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