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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

  • Map: China in the 1980s
  • Preface: In Search of Deng
  • Introduction: The Man and His Mission
  • Deng’s Background
    • 1. From Revolutionary to Builder to Reformer, 1904–1969
  • Deng’s Tortuous Road to the Top, 1969–1977
    • 2. Banishment and Return, 1969–1974
    • 3. Bringing Order under Mao, 1974–1975
    • 4. Looking Forward under Mao, 1975
    • 5. Sidelined as the Mao Era Ends, 1976
    • 6. Return under Hua, 1977–1978
  • Creating the Deng Era, 1978–1980
    • 7. Three Turning Points, 1978
    • 8. Setting the Limits of Freedom, 1978–1979
    • 9. The Soviet-Vietnamese Threat, 1978–1979
    • 10. Opening to Japan, 1978
    • 11. Opening to the United States, 1978–1979
    • 12. Launching the Deng Administration, 1979–1980
  • The Deng Era, 1978–1989
    • 13. Deng’s Art of Governing
    • 14. Experiments in Guangdong and Fujian, 1979–1984
    • 15. Economic Readjustment and Rural Reform, 1978–1982
    • 16. Accelerating Economic Growth and Opening, 1982–1989
    • 17. One Country, Two Systems: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet
    • 18. The Military: Preparing for Modernization
    • 19. The Ebb and Flow of Politics
  • Challenges to the Deng Era, 1989–1992
    • 20. Beijing Spring, April 15–May 17, 1989
    • 21. The Tiananmen Tragedy, May 17–June 4, 1989
    • 22. Standing Firm, 1989–1992
    • 23. Deng’s Finale: The Southern Journey, 1992
  • Deng’s Place in History
    24. China Transformed
  • Key People in the Deng Era
  • Chinese Communist Party Congresses and Plenums, 1956–1992
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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