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China's Economic Development: The Interplay of Scarcity and Ideology

China's Economic Development: The Interplay of Scarcity and Ideology

By Alexander Eckstein

University of Michigan Press, 1975, 399 pp.

Professor Eckstein here collects his essays on the Chinese economy over the last 20 years and adds a postscript based on a short first-hand exposure to Chinese society. The latter, he remarks, strengthened his impression of high morale and commitment to equality, but falsified none of his earlier attempts at long-distance Sinology.