With the accession of Hu Jintao to the dual roles of State President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo in 2002, many presumed that the relatively lax ideological rule of the Jiang Zemin years would continue. Ever-optimistic observers even thought that here, finally, China had a Soviet-style reformist of its own (recall putative Sino-Gorbachevs past, Qiao Shi, for example).
|Title of host publication||Was Mao really a monster?: The academic response to Chang and Halliday's Mao, the unknown story|
|Editors||Gregor Benton and Lin Chun|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|