Guest Editor's Introduction
AbstractRemember when studies of the Chinese economy dealt primarily with the "thought" of Communist Party leaders and the dicta of the Chinese state? When the "masses" were portrayed as happily embracing "socialism" in the countryside and city? When capitalism and markets were a demonic evil, promoted by equally malicious leaders such as Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping, and considered inappropriate to Chinese conditions? When Western visitors to China trekked into such places as the Dazhai agricultural brigade and the Daqing oil field to examine these "models" of economic and social development? When the likes of Chen Yonggui and Lei Feng were the subject of academic forums and collegial discussions at major universities? And Chinese sources on the economy were long on rhetoric and short on data? Well, as Dorothy said to Toto in >i>The Wizard of Oz>/i>, "We're not in Kansas anymore." China and Chinese studies have changed forever.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Chinese Economy.
Volume (Year): 30 (1997)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
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