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Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and Chinas New Elite
Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and Chinas New Elite Bruce Gilley 0520213955 9780520213951 This pathbreaking book is the first full-length study of the rise to power of Jiang Zemin, now the central figure in Chinas third generatio
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Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and Chinas New Elite by Bruce Gilley

This pathbreaking book is the first full-length study of the rise to power of Jiang Zemin, now the central figure in Chinas third generation of leaders. Tracing Jiangs beginnings as a student in the underground Communist movement in Shanghai through his appointment by Deng Xiaoping as party general secretary and his sudden elevation to central authority in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing, Bruce Gilley offers a fascinating and highly readable look at how Jiang Zemin has secured his position as one of the worlds most powerful figures. Gilley follows Jiangs life and career from his early years as the adopted son of a revolutionary martyr, through his training in Western science and engineering, to his emergence as what many believed would be an interim figurehead in the wake of Tiananmen. Gilley shows how Jiang instead persisted as Chinas key leader following the death of Deng Xiaoping: While he shared the concerns of the last of the Party elders--including their idealistic views of Chinese socialism--he also accommodated the younger generation of economic reformers who have helped China to achieve staggering growth in its domestic economy and foreign trade. Gilleys analysis of the careful and methodical transition of power from Deng to Jiang during the 1990s is a remarkable study in complexity and contrast, clearly illustrating Jiangs ability to either placate his allies and adversaries or ruthlessly exploit their weaknesses. Based on first-hand interviews and primary documents as well as a variety of mainland Chinese and international media sources,Tiger on the Brinkis an unprecedented and immensely revealing look into the highest echelons of Chinese politics on the eve of the twenty-first century, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with the worlds most populous nation and its newest emerging superpower.

Author: Bruce Gilley

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 410

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 1998-10-01

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