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China's Uninterrupted Revolution: From 1840 to the Present

China's Uninterrupted Revolution: From 1840 to the Present

Edited by Victor Nee and James Peck

Pantheon, 1976, 480 pp.

The contributors, enthusiastically Maoist, see national economic and political development as linked to permanent revolution and unabating struggle. They defend this perception vigorously against both American "modernization" theory and Soviet "revisionism," revolution alienated from the people. Fine polemics, skillful apologetics.