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Contemporary China as a Problem for Political Science

Published 1962

by Abraham M. Halpern


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An examination of a range of problems dealing with the political development of Communist China, with emphasis on events since its establishment in 1949. The author discusses: (1) the most general classes of political phenomena with which the Chinese political system has its affinities; (2) the most general development trends that can be observed in the Chinese revolution; and (3) the particular aspects of the dynamics of the Chinese political system that offer rewarding opportunities for research.

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