Red Capitalists in China. Political and Social Reform, alive and walking, not running. Growing capacity of citizens and social organizations. Party responding by innovating their feedback mechanisms. Managing China's multi-ethnic diversity (with exception
2009-03-25 William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese History.
There are issues between centre and local authority. Southern China were being drawn into the Hong Kong and Taiwan economies. Northern China were being drawn into the Japanese an
2009-03-18 William Robert McKenzie Earley Chinese Society and History.
View on corruption that if the party attacks it, the party will collapse, but by not attacking it the state will collapse. China was adopting a model of economic similar to th
2009-03-11 William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese Politics.
Reforms were taken on slowly: crossing the river by feeling for the rocks. Using Hong Kong as an example of allowing freedoms, while continuing to cement the position of the CCP
2009-03-09 William Robert McKenzie Earley European Global Politics.
Bases: First and second papers. Address the following questions:
Briefly describe the policy outcome. Did the process by which conflict emerges and is resolved,
Social change Broad spectrums of perspective embraced by society. Society exists relatively separate from state. In China there are many government controlled NGOs. Civil society groups exist in Hong Kong and Taiwan - gives credence that chinese culture i
Reform of Chinese politics in 1980s-1990s. Tianjian Shi Chinese blogosphere in recent years very active, even when moderated/removed, it keeps resurfacing. Form of collective petitioning available. Farmers and local citizens can act together as a form of
Party, state and military are very tightly and instrincally linked. Zhao Ziyang, Premier. Later purged after the 1989 Tiannanmen Incident. June 4th. Fang Lizhi. Leading astrophysist. He was a professor of astrophysics and vice president of the University
2009-01-21 William Robert McKenzie Earley State and Society in 20th Century China. Readings. Lieberthal, 171-205.
China's similarities with the USSR. o Stressed centralised control and bureaucratic administration. o Utilised ideology to buttress the leg
Reformation of China: expanding the market forms, the socialist market. 1987, renounciation of the primary status. Market capitalism introduced. Emphasized competition and hard work. Lessons of capitalism rejected. 1984 marks turning point at 12th Party c
Hard to gather accurate information from Communist Party documents. Have to read between the lines. Especially for party conflicts between conservatives and left. Currently, different problems with media, note media liberisation. Local entrepreneurs and b
Extended period of consolidation in 1969. Interpretations of culture revolution. Mistake that reflects Mao's misunderstanding of how economy works but party glosses over it. Cultural revolution was also about power and Mao reclaiming it. Also about cultur
Collectivise. What is the rate of it. Moving the peasantry on to the road of socialism. Mix of coercive pressures and incentives. Described in Vivian Shue's book. Brilliant strategy where the party took over rural banking and put in place that delegitmate
2008-11-19 William Robert McKenzie Earley History of Modern China. Lecture.
1950s consensus of redevelopment, through the Soviet model. Debate on how fast to go through the socialist transformations. All of it is compressed into three to four year p
Bianco - Was CCP's victory inevitable? Was it victory by default? More of collapse of KMT rather than CCP's victory. CCP enjoyed remarkable success in mobilising people against the system. Goes to show that China is mobilisable despite its population bein
KMT got airlifted to back to areas. US heavily involved. KMT given the surrender of Japanese troops by US forces Embarrassingly, even after defeat, Japanese still administrated some areas because of the differences between KMT and Communists, as well as c
2008-10-22 William Robert McKenzie Earley Modern Chinese History: Rule of the GMD. Lecture:
Nationalist forces defeat the CCP's soviet territory. GMD forms their capital city in Nanjing. With the invasion of China by Japan, the GMD flees into the hi
Keep in mind the dates of events between 1911 and 1949, May 14th, Long March, Founding of Communist Chinese communist forced into hinterlands. Period known as Jiangsi soviet. KMT, through military campaigns, drove them out of the area, to the north. Link
Assignment: Identify a period of time between 1895-1976 (choose a year) Due 3rd Dec. 2500 words. Today is the Founding of the National Republic, China's national day. Comtemplorary chinese history is considered to start from 1919. Debate for 1894-5 / 1898
Cyclical change. Sinocentric complacency. 2 conflicting ideologies, inward and outward looking. China stagnated on change in the 19th century. Revolutionary change induced by foreign gunboats. Western challenge led to Chinese response. Chinese, unlike Jap
Tian xia - China saw itself as the only civilization under heaven. It wasn't a nation until it met other nations. Middle kingdom. China rejected early Jesuit maps showing the West as the center. China viewed itself as superior and took the position even i