Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-4053-8 • Hardback • February 2006 • $143.00 • (£110.00)
978-1-4616-3910-7 • eBook • February 2006 • $129.00 • (£99.00)
Hua-yu Li is associate professor of political science at Oregon State University.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Historical Background and Contemporary Setting
Chapter 3 Mao, Stalin, and Transforming China's Economy: 1948-1952
Chapter 4 Stalin's Short Course and Mao's Socialist Economic Transformation of China in the Early 1950s
Chapter 5 Mao's Formulation of the General Line for Socialist Transition, October 1952-September 1953
Chapter 6 Mao's General Line for Socialist Transition, October-December 1953
Chapter 7 Conclusion: Mao, Stalin, and China's Road to Socialism
This is a major contribution to the literature on the Chinese policy-making process.
— Thomas P. Bernstein, Columbia University
This volume makes a significant contribution to an understanding of the sometimes capricious and personalized nature of internal Marxian debates over the correct path for China's transition. Highly recommended.
— S.J. Gabriel, Mount Holyoke College; Choice Reviews
This dense and original study is an invaluable contribution not only to the much-neglected topic of Mao's role in early PRC economic history but more broadly to the literature on the political economy of China.
— Perspectives on Politics
An insightful analysis of Mao's agenda in the late1940s and early 1950s.
— The China Journal
This study makes a significant and well-researched contribution towards the solution of one of the major riddles of early PRC history.
— Rudolf G. Wagner, University of Heidelberg