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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives

Editors: Roberts, Priscilla, Westad, Odd Arne (Eds.)

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  • Explores the impact of the changes in China during the 1970s, both internally on domestic developments and also externally on international shifts of power within the broader global climate
  • Brings together an international team of scholars this volume expands the debate on the period of the 1970s and encourages the internationalization of the history of the later twentieth century
  • Integrates the study of Hong Kong into the history of China rather than treating this in isolation
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This book explores the forces that impelled China, the world’s largest socialist state, to make massive changes in its domestic and international stance during the long 1970s. Fourteen distinguished scholars investigate the special, perhaps crucial part that the territory of Hong Kong played in encouraging and midwifing China’s relationship with the non-Communist world.  The Long 1970s were the years when China moved dramatically and decisively toward much closer relations with the non-Communist world.  In the late 1970s, China also embarked on major economic reforms, designed to win it great power status by the early twenty-first centuries.  The volume addresses the long-term implications of China’s choices for the outcome of the Cold War and in steering the global international outlook toward free-market capitalism.  Decisions made in the 1970s are key to understanding the nature and policies of the Chinese state today and the worldview of current Chinese leaders.  

About the authors

Priscilla Roberts spent over 30 years at the University of Hong Kong working in the Department of History.   She has published extensively on the Cold War, Anglo-American relations, Asian-Western relations, and international history.
Odd Arne Westad is the ST Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University, USA.  His previous publications include The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, which won the Bernhard Schwartz Award from the Asia Society.

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“By gathering a group of both eminent and promising young scholars, this volume edited by Priscilla Roberts and Odd Arne Westad presents a series of fresh perspectives and revealing studies on why and how developments in Chinese politics, economy, society, culture, and international relations in the critical yet paradoxical “Long 1970s” had led to China’s embrace of the Reform and Opening-up Project, bringing about profound transformations to China as well as the larger world.” (Chen Jian, Distinguished Global Network Professor of History, New York University and NYU-Shanghai; Hu Shih Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA)

“The “long 1970s” – a period of near “existential crisis” in the West and real anguish and transformative change in China.  This original volume considers these two inter-related historical processes in the watershed of the late 20th century.  The death of Mao, Deng Xiaoping’s rise and second revolution, and bewildering changes domestically and in international affairs transformed China.  China and the world have not been the same since.  These excellent studies open a new field of investigation in China studies.” (Gordon H. Chang, Stanford University, USA, author “Fateful Times: A History of America’s Preoccupation with China” (2015))

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-30

    Roberts, Priscilla

  • Untrusting and Untrusted: Mao’s China at the Crossroads, 1969

    Pages 31-54

    Radchenko, Sergey

  • Building China’s 1970s Green Revolution: Responding to Population Growth, Decreasing Arable Land, and Capital Depreciation

    Pages 55-86

    Eisenman, Joshua

  • China and South Asia in the 1970s: Contrasting Trajectories

    Pages 87-109

    Wilson, Jon

  • Reimagining and Repositioning China in International Politics: The Role of Sports in China’s Long 1970s

    Pages 111-133

    Guoqi, Xu

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51250-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51249-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84602-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China, Hong Kong, and the Long 1970s: Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Priscilla Roberts
  • Odd Arne Westad
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51250-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51250-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51249-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84602-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 348
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations
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