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Coalitions of the weak : elite politics in China from Mao's stratagem to the rise of Xi / 1st ed

Coalitions of the weak : elite politics in China from Mao's stratagem to the rise of Xi / 1st ed

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Shih, Victor C., author.
Title Statement
Coalitions of the weak : elite politics in China from Mao's stratagem to the rise of Xi / Victor Shih.
판사항
1st ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   Cambridge University Press,   2022.  
Physical Medium
xv, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
ISBN
9781316516959 9781009016513
요약
"In mid-1975, a sickly Mao had one of the last meetings with the Politburo. During the meeting, Mao shook hands with the entire Politburo, probably for the last time in his life. When he greeted alternate Politburo member and Vice Premier Wu Guixian, Mao confessed "I don't know who you are." An embarrassed Wu said "Chairman, we met in 1964 during the national day parade." Mao compounded her embarrassment by responding "I didn't know that" (Mao 1975). It was both surprising and expected that Mao had failed to recognize Wu. On the one hand, Wu's elevation into the Politburo and into the vice premier position had been recommended by Mao himself at the 10th Party Congress less than two years before Mao shook her hand (Teiwes and Sun 2007: 101). It was therefore astonishing that Mao failed to remember the name of his hand-picked political rising star. On the other hand, Wu was far from a revolutionary veteran with whom Mao had worked for decades like Deng Xiaoping or Ye Jianying. Mao greeted those two warmly at the meeting by calling them by their nicknames, "Xiaoping" for Deng and "Old Marshal" for Ye (Mao 1975). In contrast, Wu had only joined the party in 1958 and had been nothing more than a model worker until the beginning of the Cultural Revolution (Huang 2007). With the formation of the revolutionary committees at every level of governments starting in 1967, Wu found her career enjoying a rocket-like rise toward the center of power. Still, among the millions of model workers who had benefited from a class-based promotion system instituted during the Cultural Revolution, Wu's elevation to the Politburo was striking"--
Content Notes
Introduction -- Coalition of the Strong: Mao's Predicament After the Great Leap Forward -- "Counterrevolutionary Splittists" in Mao's Ruling Coalition --The Scribblers Mafia: Radical Ideologues in Mao's Coalition -- Realizing the Coalition of the Weak: Politics in the Late Mao Period -- The Collapse of the Coalition of the Weak and Power Sharing in the 1980s -- Weak Successors: The Final Calculus of the Founding Generation and the Rise of Xi Jinping -- Conclusion.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Political leadership --China. Coalition governments --China. Comparative government.
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
China --Politics and government.
주제명(개인명)
Mao, Zedong,   1893-1976.  
毛泽东,   1893-1976.  
Xi, Jinping.  
習近平,   1953-.  
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505 0 ▼a Introduction -- Coalition of the Strong: Mao's Predicament After the Great Leap Forward -- "Counterrevolutionary Splittists" in Mao's Ruling Coalition --The Scribblers Mafia: Radical Ideologues in Mao's Coalition -- Realizing the Coalition of the Weak: Politics in the Late Mao Period -- The Collapse of the Coalition of the Weak and Power Sharing in the 1980s -- Weak Successors: The Final Calculus of the Founding Generation and the Rise of Xi Jinping -- Conclusion.
520 ▼a "In mid-1975, a sickly Mao had one of the last meetings with the Politburo. During the meeting, Mao shook hands with the entire Politburo, probably for the last time in his life. When he greeted alternate Politburo member and Vice Premier Wu Guixian, Mao confessed "I don't know who you are." An embarrassed Wu said "Chairman, we met in 1964 during the national day parade." Mao compounded her embarrassment by responding "I didn't know that" (Mao 1975). It was both surprising and expected that Mao had failed to recognize Wu. On the one hand, Wu's elevation into the Politburo and into the vice premier position had been recommended by Mao himself at the 10th Party Congress less than two years before Mao shook her hand (Teiwes and Sun 2007: 101). It was therefore astonishing that Mao failed to remember the name of his hand-picked political rising star. On the other hand, Wu was far from a revolutionary veteran with whom Mao had worked for decades like Deng Xiaoping or Ye Jianying. Mao greeted those two warmly at the meeting by calling them by their nicknames, "Xiaoping" for Deng and "Old Marshal" for Ye (Mao 1975). In contrast, Wu had only joined the party in 1958 and had been nothing more than a model worker until the beginning of the Cultural Revolution (Huang 2007). With the formation of the revolutionary committees at every level of governments starting in 1967, Wu found her career enjoying a rocket-like rise toward the center of power. Still, among the millions of model workers who had benefited from a class-based promotion system instituted during the Cultural Revolution, Wu's elevation to the Politburo was striking"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
600 1 0 ▼a Mao, Zedong, ▼d 1893-1976.
600 1 0 ▼a 毛泽东, ▼d 1893-1976.
600 1 0 ▼a Xi, Jinping.
600 1 0 ▼a 習近平, ▼d 1953-.
650 0 ▼a Political leadership ▼z China.
650 0 ▼a Coalition governments ▼z China.
650 0 ▼a Comparative government.
651 0 ▼a China ▼x Politics and government.
830 0 ▼a Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Coalition of the Strong: Mao''s Predicament After the Great Leap Forward; 3. ''Counterrevolutionary Splittists'' in Mao''s Ruling Coalition; 4. The Scribblers Mafia: Radical Ideologues in Mao''s Coalition; 5. Realizing the Coalition of the Weak: Politics in the Late Mao Period; 6. The Collapse of the Coalition of the Weak and Power Sharing in the 1980s; 7. Weak Successors: the Final Calculus of the Founding Generation and the Rise of Xi Jinping; 8. Conclusion.

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