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Marc Blecher's China Against the Tides is just that sort of effort.

Marc Blecher's China Against the Tides is just that sort of effort. Blecher masterfully interprets China's turbulent 20th century and points readers toward questions that will bedevil China's leaders for years to come. History, politics, social and economic change, international relations: it's all here, deftly woven into a compelling narrative that also has real analytical bite.

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Authors: Marc Blecher Marc J Blecher. Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the book analyzes China by introducing theories and concepts from historical and political sociology, economic development, and political science.

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Restructuring through Revolution, Radicalism and Reform.

Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the book analyzes China by introducing theories and concepts from historical and political sociology, economic development, and political science. Restructuring through Revolution, Radicalism and Reform.

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Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the book analyzes China by introducing theories and concepts from historical and political sociology, ecomic development, and political science.

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China Journal, 98 - 100. Woodward, Dennis. China Against the Tides: Restructuring Through Revolution, Radicalism and Reform, by Marc Blecher. 1998 ; pp. 98 - 100. cle{0cc6400c4595, title "China Against the Tides: Restructuring Through Revolution, Radicalism and Reform, by Marc Blecher", author "Dennis Woodward", year "1998"

Marc Blecher's magisterial text on China's political economy was first published in 1996. The tale of China's unfolding political economy after the 1949 Revolution has often been told, but Blecher did full justice to the subject, telling his story with aplomb, verve and no little eloquence.

Marc Blecher's magisterial text on China's political economy was first published in 1996.

China Against the Tides, 3rd Edition argues that, in both Mao and Deng periods, China evolved in ways quite different from the Soviet model and from other developing countries. Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the book analyzes China by introducing theories and concepts from historical and political sociology, economic development, and political science. It also explores China from two comparative perspectives: developing countries (including the newly industrializing countries of East Asia) and historical state socialist regimes. China Against the Tides, 3rd Edition seeks to combine both the internal perspectives of the actors themselves with the external standpoint of the social scientist. China is, of course, unique; but so are all countries. But, like other countries, its distinctiveness can best be grasped by observing it from outside as well as from within.Every chapter in the third edition as well as the end bibliography has been updated. In addition, a new section examines China's international relations, and new coverage has been added throughout the chapters. For example, the third edition discusses: the Hu-Wen leadership that came to power in 2002, China's economic growth and social development, internet technology, the continued drumbeat of protests of various kinds, the situation in Tibet, the Olympic Games, the May 2008 earthquake, plus smaller but still notable events, such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, the Three Gorges Dam, and the 2005 pollution episode on the Songhua River


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GODMAX
The author's admiration for Mao and his centrally-planned socialist state comes through on almost every page of this tome. With barely concealed dismay Professor Blecher describes the creation of a bourgoise class in the People's Republic of China today as if it were a regrettable development, and yearns for the good old days when half a billion dirt-poor Chinese were scratching out their fulfilling existence as farmers in rural communes. Better that everyone be equally poor and hungry, apparently, than permit an unequal distribution of wealth in which a substantial portion of the population enjoys better clothing and food, better homes, better health care and more personal freedom. It is a mystery to Professor Belcher why Chinese workers are not rising up to demonstrate against their higher income levels.

The mystery to me is why a 260-page paperback should cost $45 or more, but Professor Blecher is doing his part for equal distribution of wealth by making this book a Required Text in his classes every quarter.
Pad
In general this is a good text book for teaching undergraduate level Chinese politics. I did find that some of the points in the book are bit biased, but it is less misleading as some of the other text books published in this field.
China Against the Tides, 3rd Ed.: Restructuring through Revolution, Radicalism and Reform download epub
Humanities
Author: Marc Blecher
ISBN: 0826427251
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Continuum; 3 edition (October 15, 2009)
Pages: 256 pages