Deng eventually ended up commanding the 2nd Field Army, and was instrumental in assisting Communist forces in succeeding in Deng began his political life as a mayor of Chongqing, but by he was a rising star in Beijing. In Paris, Deng joined a Communist youth league, and became a devout Marxist.
Even so, his tenure in politics is not without controversy. His forces were eventually defeated, and he fled to Jiangxi to join up with Communist forces. However, many Party veterans who had been mistreated under Mao, would have none of it, and Deng, as a party veteran and well regarded reformer, quickly marginalized Hua and took power informally.
He spent decades under Mao loyally towing the party line, took part in purges, and was responsible for purges of his own, including the notorious Tiananmen Square crackdown of Thus the modern regime in China was formed.
During this period, Deng Xiaoping grew up in Sichuan, and eventually went to Paris, France with an exchange program for Chinese youth. He engaged in political activity in France, and eventually fled to the Soviet Union, where he received. Mao had high hopes for Xiaoping, but as with many rising stars, Deng Xiaoping ended up being purged by Mao.
He never held the highest title in China, but his word became law in The Qing Dynasty collapsed inand China was thrown into turmoil as warlords competed for power and influence in the nation. Vogel has written an authoritative biography, chronicling the ups and downs of Deng Xiaoping with a neutral tone, fantastic sourcing and research, and intricate depth and detail often uncommon in a biography.
Hua ended up purging the radical elements of the Party, having the notorious Gang of Four arrested, and began to tentatively offer reforms while trying to maintain the cult status of Mao Zedong. Deng originally supported the unity government of Communist-Nationalist forces against the Japanese, and after the war ended, continued the struggle against KMT forces.
The Republic of China ROCfounded inwas hard pressed to create stability in a nation in such turmoil.
Deng Xiaoping was a fascinating character, who put the framework in place that China has used to modernize and bring millions of people out of poverty. He returned to China in and worked with a warlord who was supported by the Soviets. Mao had handpicked Hua Guofeng as his successor, and Hua was similarly reform minded as Deng, while also being more well-liked by the radical Mao faction in the Chinese Communist Party.No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping.
And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist -- the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China's radical economic, technological, and social transformation.
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