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  China: After 20 Years of Dengism, What Lies Ahead?
Two decades of Dengism has moved China from leftism to economic development without major turmoil, quadrupling the living standard and laying the foundation for ongoing systemic reforms.
However, tight administrative controls are essential for gradualism to be successful since they prevent an economy that is halfway between a market system and a planning structure from being unraveled through arbitrage.
The most important accomplishment of Dengism was its success in releasing the economy from the stranglehold of leftist policies without incurring massive social upheaval, which would have meant widespread starvation.
www.bradynet.com /bbs/china/100006-0.html   (1697 words)

 Sample Chapter for Jones, E.L.: Cultures Merging: A Historical and Economic Critique of Culture.
There is no doubt that when circumstances permit the Chinese people can change their behavior astonishingly fast.
The sensational shift from Maoism to Dengism during the late 1970s is hard to overlook.
Marshall's caution about the problems we have in detecting slow, creeping development should always be borne in mind.
press.princeton.edu /chapters/s8158.html   (6572 words)

 village voice > news > The Olympic Leap by Tom Plate
Astute and pragmatic, Deng understood that Mao's peculiar statecraft doomed China to further decades of servitude and lassitude as a teetering third-world economy with more than a billion mouths to feed.
For it is today the bright hope of Dengism's flexible economic legacy that fuels modern China, not the dark fearfulness of medieval Maoism.
Pragmatism more so than Communism sits atop this vast country, seeking to keep in check a nationalism that could at any time flare up like a virus, reinfecting China with some dangerous mass political fever.
www.villagevoice.com /news/0129,plate,26468,6.html   (961 words)

 Negotiating Stability
From Maoism to Dengism – A Transformation of Social
My research has benefited greatly from the expertise and generosity of Dr. Wei Wei Zhang of the Modern Asian Research Institute in Geneva, of Dr. Gilbert Etienne, Honorary Professor at the Graduate Institute for Development Studies, University of Geneva and Dr. Christian Comeliau of the Institute.
The long walk to self-determination starts with communication, and the long nightmare endured by generations of Chinese under Mao has sufficiently mobilised the people towards the induction of a civil society.
www.sit-edu-geneva.ch /negotiating_stability.htm   (7829 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- A Successor Generation -- Sep. 23, 1985   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
No one, perhaps, understands the fate that may befall a leader's policies after his death better than Deng Xiaoping, who was twice purged by Mao Tse-tung but bounced back in 1978 to begin dismantling Maoism.
Not long after Deng came to power, he told a gathering of top officials that choosing his successors was "a task of century-long significance." Since then, he has taken every possible precaution to ensure that Dengism will outlast him.
Deng began his effort by abandoning the personality cult and dictatorial...
www.time.com /time/archive/printout/0,23657,959912,00.html   (152 words)

 PS 379   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
To what extent was Dengism a departure from Maoism?
If there are marked differences between the two, it is proper to explain these differences in the context of WHY (i.e., the rationales for the Dengist policies).
In answering the last question about change/continuity, it is useful to point out what Dengism had accomplished that Maoism could not, and vice versa, as well as the common dilemmas or failures of BOTH systems of governance.]
www.richmond.edu /~vwang/ps345/F97-paper2.html   (354 words)

 Lack of social welfare system in China Text - Physics Forums Library
Yes it's bad, in particular for one part of the population: those that fell out between the cooperatives and the modern "Dengism" economy.
State owned companies are sold out by the government to Chinese would be capitalists (typically the guy with the loudest mouth, best relations etc..) The workers then loose their guaranteed employment, and have nothing to fall back on.
11-20-2005, 05:55 PM Yes it's bad, in particular for one part of the population: those that fell out between the cooperatives and the modern "Dengism" economy.
www.physicsforums.com /archive/index.php/t-100792.html   (590 words)

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Seen in this way, the con- tent of ideology is significant only to the extent that it serves the purpose of control.
Consequently, leaders and the masses alike were all too ready and adept at renouncing Maoism for Dengism in accor- dance with changed political circumstances.
In demonstrating the relevance of socialism in post-Mao political de- velopment, several considerations are in order.
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 Transnational China Project Roundtable on Feminism, Film and Literary Culture
It was because the sharp clash between Dengist and Maoist ideologies was long-standing, whereas actual struggles to transfer political power are short-lived.
So, what actually occurred was that so called elitism and the discourses created by intellectuals all became the effective "practice" of the legitimized Dengism.
Elitism in the Eighties then, on one hand was an extension of culture from the Mao era, and on the other was over-engaged politically, so it cannot be said that it was elitism in a pure sense.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~tnchina/commentary/dai0999.html   (10142 words)

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