Dream of a Red Factory

The Legacy of High Stalinism in China

Author: Deborah A. Kaple

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195083156

Category: Law

Page: 163

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An examination of the enduring power of communism in China, which argues that China has retained its communist system despite the break-up of similar regimes in other parts of the world, due to peculiarities of the Chinese communist experience, which is a legacy of Stalinism.

China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949–Present

Author: Hua-Yu Li

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739142240

Category: History

Page: 562

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In this book an international group of scholars examines China's acceptance and ultimate rejection of Soviet models and practices in economic, cultural, social, and other realms.

Workers’ Democracy in China's Transition from State Socialism

Author: Stephen E. Philion

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135898057

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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This fascinating book is among the first to examine state workers’ protests against privatization in China. Philion discusses how Chinese state enterprise workers have engaged a discourse of ‘workers democracy’ in the process of struggle with the new social relations of work that are engendered by privatization oriented policies in China today. By the 1990s, this discourse was being deployed by the state in an effort to minimize the social obligations of the Party and enterprise to state workers and to win the latter over to faith in markets. Philion reveals that Chinese workers have recently engaged this discourse in order to do something they never envisioned having to do: fight for what Chinese state socialism had always promised them as the ‘masters of the factory’, namely the right to a job and basic social security.

Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate

Memories of Empire in a New Global Context

Author: Charles Horner

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820333344

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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As China debates its past, how will it define its future? In this work, Horner offers a different interpretation of how China's changed view of its modern historical experience has also changed China's understanding of its long intellectual and cultural tradition.

Sino-Soviet Alliance

An International History

Author: Austin Jersild

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469611597

Category: History

Page: 330

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Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History

The Accidental Factory

The Evolution of Labor Management in China, 1927-1966

Author: Martin Wood Frazier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor economics

Page: 558

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Mao and the Economic Stalinization of China, 1948-1953

Author: Hua-Yu Li

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742540538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

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In the first systematic study of its kind, Hua-yu Li explains why, in 1953, Mao suddenly changed direction in economic policy and launched China on a Stalinist road to socialism. In so doing, he profoundly changed the country's economic and political landscape. Including rich archival materials recently released from China and Russia, this book carefully examines Mao's ideological orientation and his relationship with Stalin. Li argues that Mao made this policy shift for two reasons: his commitment to Stalin's ideas as expressed in an influential historical text compiled under Stalin's guidance on the Soviet experience of building socialism and his competitive zeal to surpass Stalin by building socialism in China faster than Stalin had achieved it in the Soviet Union. The timing of the change arose from Mao's belief that China was ready to begin building socialism and from his interpreting an ambiguous statement Stalin made in October 1952 as an endorsement of the policy shift. Situating its analysis within the larger context of the world communist movement, this carefully researched book will have a profound impact on the fields of communist studies and Sino-Soviet relations and in studies of Mao, Stalin, and their relationship.

Workers at War

Labor in the Nationalist Arsenals of Chongqing, 1937-1949

Author: Joshua Harrison Howard

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1162

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Understanding Management in China

Past, present and future

Author: Malcolm Warner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134703597

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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China has become one of the fastest-growing economies ever seen in the world in recent times. In the last three decades, China has transformed itself from a command economy to a market one, albeit a nominally socialist one, and its management systems have been reformed accordingly. In the light of these changes, Malcolm Warner, one of the leading authorities on management in China, explores the past, present and future of Chinese management. The first part of the work examines the history of management practices in the ‘Middle Kingdom’, outlining the influence of traditional Chinese values, especially the Confucian inheritance, and the legacy of the imperial bureaucracy with its meritocratic examination system, as well as the role of industrialization and the influx of foreign-owned businesses in the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century. It next goes on to consider the current state of China’s management, showing how a new breed of manager has evolved since the beginning of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in the late 1970s and 1980s. The resulting impact of this strategy which has continued into the 1990s and the 2000s, up to the present day, is then examined. The final part of the book concludes with reflections on how management in China is likely to develop in the near future, especially on how far it will converge with global practices or to what degree an indigenous form of management 'with Chinese characteristics' will prevail.

Employment Relations in the Asia-Pacific

Changing Approaches

Author: Greg Bamber

Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea

ISBN: 9781861526519

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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This book considers human resource initiatives in the workplace and industrial relations reform from the perspectives of employers, managers, unions and academics, in particular in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan, and in the Asia Pacific region generally.

Modern China

Author: Richard Edward Barrett,Fang Li

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072928266

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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One in a series of short books devoted to different countries that offers much-needed cross-cultural and global material to instructors. Used alongside an introductory sociology text or as a supplement in courses on comparative societies, comparative politics, comparative economics, or social stratification, this book brings a rich global perspective into the undergraduate classroom. The opening chapter establishes historical and cultural context, while subsequent chapters focus on the basic institutions, social stratification, social problems and social change. The chapter organization is typical of a standard introductory sociology text making it easy to use in any class.

Political Ideologies

Their Origins and Impact

Author: Leon P. Baradat

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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An even-handed exploration of important ideologies of the past few centuries. Various chapters are devoted to liberalism, nationalism, anarchism, Marxism, communism socialism, fascism, feminism, and ideologies of the developing world. Aimed at first-year undergraduates, the book explains the histori