“Deng Xiaoping” by Ezra Vogel. ABSTRACT: Deng Xiaoping was China’s preeminent leader from 1978 to 1992, a man who guided the transformation of China from a poor, divided, and chaotic country and achieved the dream of Chinese leaders since the Opium War of setting China on a path of enriching the people and becoming a global power. He joined the Communist movement in France in 1923, and became a revolutionary leader and a soldier. From 1952 to 1966 he held key positions implementing Mao Zedong’s policies. He fell from office three times, but as top leader from the late 1970s, he maintained order, developed good relations with major foreign powers, transformed the Communist Party from a revolutionary party to a ruling party, opened markets, and sent tens of thousands abroad to bring in modern technology and management. 7,854 words.
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