ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Scholarship on China-Victim of Political Campaigns

Scholarship on China seems to have accepted that the series of events that have occurred in that country after 1949 are to be regarded as the outcome of a sharp and protracted struggle within the Communist party leadership over the path China's efforts at socialist reconstruction ought to follow: the Maoist path with its stress on revolution, or the Liuist path with its stress on the development of the productive forces. Scholarship dealing with the post-Mao period again betrays the same conscious, or in some cases perhaps unconscious, acceptance of the 'two-line struggle' argument. Thus while one section of scholars is busy arguing that a 'capitalist restoration' has occurred in present-day China, another section is involved in defending the revolutionary credentials of the new regime.

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