Mao Zedong: A Preliminary Reassessment

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Mao Zedong: A Preliminary Reassessment

By Stuart R. Schram
Chinese University Press/New York: St. Martin's, 1984
104 pp. $22.50
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Stuart Schram is one of the world's foremost authorities on Mao and these three lectures, delivered in Hong Kong in 1982, represent his most recent thoughts. He concludes with some cautiously optimistic ideas about the prospects for reform in post-Mao China. While recognizing the obstacles, Schram believes that "if the present reforming policies in the political, economic and cultural domains can be successfully applied for ten or 20 years, we may well see the emergence of a China which is truly a part of the modern world."