2009-01-21 - 2009­01­21 State and Society in 20th Century...

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Unformatted text preview: 2009­01­21 State and Society in 20th Century China. Readings. Lieberthal, 171­205. ● William Robert McKenzie Earley ● ● ● ● ● China's similarities with the USSR. ○ Stressed centralised control and bureaucratic administration. ○ Utilised ideology to buttress the legitimacy of the system. ○ Left no room for private interests or opposition. Provinces vary much in terms of size, wealth, dialect etc... A fundamental thrust of reform is to encourage provinces to become more entrepreneurial. In order to encourage economic growth. 90% of the population lives on the East side, making the Western provinces sparsely populated. The powers given to provinces are delegated to them from the centre. ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2010 for the course JMC JMC301 taught by Professor Falkenheim during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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