This book is part of the "Understanding Xi Jinping's governance" series, which is available Open Access here: Understanding Xi Jinping's governance. This series contains translations from the Chinese, and "give a holistic introduction and interpretation in detail on the theme that how the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, with Xi Jinping as the core, governs and develops the country. " (from the publisher's site)
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Publication Date: 2019
The People's Republic of China began the 21st century with a new-and-improved public relations approach that was meant to counter anxieties about China's role in the world while simultaneously showcasing its leadership's policies to a domestic audience. Crucial to this communication strategy have been networked spectacles: elaborate mass events, designed to reconfigure organizations, ideas, and relations between people.
Call Number: MENZIES HC427.5 .D53 2008 and online [ANU staff and students ony]
Publication Date: 2008
Dickson's research illuminates the Communist Party's strategy for incorporating China's capitalists into the political system and how the shared interests, personal ties, and common views of the party and the private sector are creating a form of "crony communism." This book considers China's political future and in the relationship between economic wealth and political power.
This text investigates what goes on behind the rhetoric of the official Chinese government and the dissident community. It provides a unique perspective on mainstream Western perceptions of cultural developments, artistic freedom, and popular lifestyles in China.
Between 1958 and 1962 Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up and overtake Britain in less than 15 years. The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives.
Call Number: MENZIES DS778.M3 B374 1996 and online [ANU staff and students only]
Publication Date: 1995
An entertaining and informative collection of translations of official, admiring, and often critical writings, and illustrations of objects, all featuring Mao. A must-have book for everybody interested in contemporary China, Mao, and his legacy now and in the future.