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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
Published by Harvard University Press
“The rise of China as a mighty global economic power, which now seems so inexorable, was never foreordained,” said George Russell, the jury chair. “That it happened, and how it happened, depended enormously on the wiles, stratagems and vision of the short, pugnacious man who is the subject of this deeply informed book by one…
The other shortlisted books for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize were as follows: